Philadelphia Fire Department
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.
Philadelphia police are investigating the discovery of two bodies inside a burning vehicle in the city’s Frankford section.
Fire Commissioner Lloyd Ayers says the cause of the blaze has yet to be determined, but there were plenty of potential fire hazards.
The fire broke out at a home around 5 p.m. on the 4800 block of N. 9th Street, right off Roosevelt Boulevard.
The Red Cross says 26 adults and three children were affected by the Michener Avenue fire, which broke out early Sunday morning.
The fire was reported shortly after 3 p.m. Friday at 15th and Mifflin Streets.
EXCLUSIVE: Firefighter’s Widow, Union Ask DA To Reconsider Decision To Not Criminally Charge Building Owners In Deadly Warehouse Blaze
Diane Neary, widow of Philadelphia Fire Lieutenant Robert Neary, expressed her concern about a decision announced Monday by District Attorney Seth Williams, not to file criminal charges against the owners of a vacant, dilapidated Kensington warehouse that burned and collapsed killing Neary and fellow firefighter Daniel Sweeney.
DA Seth Williams says that after an investigation that lasted nearly two years, the grand jury concluded it could not recommend criminal charges against anyone in this case.
Spokeswoman Victoria Lupica says a Delta Airlines flight was taxing the runway when smoke was reported in the cockpit.
It happened shortly after 7 p.m. in the basement of a home on the 1800 block of South Bancroft Street.