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Crews Battle Multi-Alarm Warehouse Fire In North Philadelphia

The fire broke out around 12:30 p.m. on the corner of Cecil B. Moore Avenue and American Street.

12/29/2013

(Philadelphia fire commissioner Lloyd Ayers, left, poses with ceremonial check representing a grant for smoke alarms to be distributed to hearing-impaired city residents.  Photo by John Ostapkovich)

Phila. Fire Department Gets $$ For Smoke Alarms For Deaf Residents

For the second time this week, the Philadelphia Fire Department has gotten a nice donation for smoke detectors. But this time, it’s for people who can’t hear the regular ones.

12/11/2013

(Fire commissioner Lloyd Ayers, left, receives a ceremonial check from officials of the Insurance Society of Philadelphia.  Credit: John Ostapkovich)

Phila. Insurance Industry Group Makes Huge Donation For Free Smoke Alarms

“This is not something we get every day, ” said fire commissioner Lloyd Ayers at the presentation of a check for $59,110 from the Insurance Society of Philadelphia.

12/09/2013

(Philadelphia fire commissioner Lloyd Ayers, wearing safety goggles and gloves, demonstrates how to make a fresh cut before putting a Christmas tree into water.  Photo by Paul Kurtz)

Phila. Fire Officials Warn of Holiday Season’s Special Fire Dangers

Fire commissioner Lloyd Ayers gave a demonstration of how to properly slice the base off a freshly cut Christmas tree.

12/06/2013

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Fire Rips Through Germantown Church

The blaze was reported at about 9 p.m. at St. Francis of Assisi Church in the 4800 block of Greene Street.

11/26/2013

(Fire commissioner Lloyd Ayers, public safety director Mike Resnick, and human resources director Albert D'Attilio testify for the Nutter administration at a City Council hearing.  Photo by Mike Dunn)

Nutter Administration Officials Grilled Over Rescinded Firefighter Promotions

City officials defended the move, saying the firefighters accepted the promotions with the knowledge they could be rescinced if the Nutter administration got a favorable court ruling.

10/30/2013

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Philadelphia Fire Houses Assist In Drug Take Back Day

The take back program was started about three years ago by the US Drug Enforcement Agency. Since then, hundreds of thousands of pounds of prescription drugs have been collected and burned.

10/26/2013

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Crews Respond To Fire On Roof Of Center City Building

The fire was reported shortly before 8 p.m. at the 1900 block of Chestnut Street.

10/21/2013

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Officials Investigate Storage Garage Fires In North Philadelphia

Investigators are trying to determine what sparked a fire at storage garages in North Philadelphia early Saturday morning.

10/19/2013

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Police Investigate Two Suspicious Pick-Up Truck Fires In North Philadelphia

The first fire occurred at around 1:30 a.m. Saturday in the 900 block of Bristol Street. A second one happened moments later around the corner at Hunting Park near I Street.

10/19/2013

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Woman Critically Injured In Row Home Fire In Oxford Circle

Firefighters were called to a two-story row home in the 6000 Summerdale Avenue early Saturday morning, where they rescued a 51-year-old woman.

10/12/2013

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Philadelphia Firefighter Receives 2013 “Firefighter of the Year Award”

Fire Commissioner Lloyd Ayers and Mr. Rick Coppola, President of the Philadelphia Fire Department Historical Corporation, proudly announced Firefighter Brandon Mlodzinski of Ladder 12/A, has received the 2013 “Firefighter of the Year Award.”

10/11/2013

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I-Team Exclusive: Fire Apparatus Investigation

In the wake of a medic unit bursting into flames, heavily damaging a firehouse at 4th and Arch Streets, City Council has voted to hold public hearings into the condition and safety of Philadelphia fire apparatus, while the CBS 3 I-Team has uncovered visual evidence of still more problems.

10/10/2013

House fire in Kensington on October 8, 2013. (credit: Jenn Bernstein)

3 Injured In Kensington House Fire

Three people were sent to Temple University Hospital after a fire broke out in the 2900 block of Frankford Avenue in the Kensington section of the city Tuesday morning.

10/08/2013

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1 Injured In North Philadelphia Fire

One person was injured in a high rise fire in North Philadelphia Wednesday night.

10/02/2013

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