Philadelphia Fire Department
Thousands gathered outside the Wells Fargo Center Saturday to watch motorcycle drill teams , police K-9 units and fire department perform at the 59th annual Hero Thrill Show.
Ayers started with the fire department back in 1974, has served in every rank, and since 2004 he’s run the department as commissioner.
Chopper 3 was over the scene as firefighters battle a blaze in the city’s Kensington section Tuesday night.
Chopper 3 was over the scene as firefighters battled a house fire in the city’s Bustleton section Tuesday night.
The crash was reported at about 6:15 p.m. at Harbison Avenue and Van Kirk Street.
“When we got there,” Batallion Chief Craig Murphy recalls “210 stories had compressed into eight stories.”
The family of Philadelphia Fire Captain Robert Neary, killed along with firefighter Daniel Sweeney, when a burning, vacant Kensington warehouse collapsed on them 17 months ago, is filing a lawsuit against the building’s owners.
At a City Hall news conference, the mayor said increased tax revenues now give the city a greater ability to afford the contract award, so his administration has dropped its appeal in Commonwealth Court.
Rescue crews were called to the scene of a fire in Center City on Saturday where a woman apparently jumped from a window to save herself.
The fire was reported at about 1 p.m. at a church located at North 12th Street and Oak Lane.
The fire was reported at about 8:19 p.m. at N. 5th Street and Green Street.
“Safety” was the word of the day Saturday as children got the chance to meet Philadelphia police and firefighters.
The Nutter Administration has decided not to fight last week’s order from a city judge for increased payments to the firefighter’s union health care fund.
The fire was reported at about 8:30 p.m. at the 800 block of East Chelten Avenue.
Authorities say the search will resume Wednesday morning for a 15-year-old boy who went missing while swimming in the Pennypack Creek in Northeast Philadelphia.