Philadelphia Fire Department
The 36-inch main broke just before midnight Saturday along Master Street near 27th Street, causing a gaping hole in the road and damaging two properties.
Mayor Michael Nutter has named a new Fire Commissioner to replace Lloyd Ayers, who is retiring after 40 years in the department.
But some firefighters are telling Eyewitness News, the Philadelphia Fire Department’s emergency vehicles are breaking down far too often, potentially putting people in danger.
Philadelphia fire commissioner Lloyd Ayers says to take a good look at your barbecue grill before lighting it up.
Today’s large group of promotions will provide the city with five new deputy chiefs, four new battalion chiefs, six new fire captains, five new fire paramedic captains, 11 fire lieutenants, and 19 fire paramedic lieutenants.
Mike Resnick, the mayor’s public safety director, says overtime savings in other areas within the fire department may allow them to either reduce brownouts or end them outright.
Philadelphia lawmakers are looking at forcing landlords in the city, for the first time, to conduct regular inspections of fire escapes.
The driver of a pick-up truck was forced to abandon his vehicle after it caught fire while on City Avenue Wednesday morning.
The emergency medical technicians would have less training and be paid less that paramedics operating Philadelphia Fire Department medic units.
The city will propose a new deployment model for paramedics and emergency medical technicians. It wants to replace one of two paramedics on city ambulances with an EMT.
Approximately 100 people were evacuated after a fire at a shelter in Philadelphia early Monday morning.
Firefighters have snuffed a small blaze on a roof deck at former state Senator Vincent Fumo’s mansion in Philadelphia.
Philadelphia Fire Union officials now say EPA air sample tests they have received from city officials indicate the presence of a number of chemicals inside the Engine Co. 66 firehouse, which was closed abruptly December 18, after firefighters reported fumes and one reported feeling ill.
Police say no one was injured, but the bullets struck the windows of the Philadelphia Fire Department’s station on Hart Lane at Boudinot Street.
The fire was reported shortly after 3 p.m. Monday at the 3400 block of Goodman Street.