Philadelphia Fire Department
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.
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.