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City Council Considers Mandatory Fire Escape Inspections In Wake Of Deadly Collapse

Philadelphia lawmakers are looking at forcing landlords in the city, for the first time, to conduct regular inspections of fire escapes.

04/12/2014

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Pick-Up Truck Catches Fire, Comes To Stop Next To Apartment Complex

The driver of a pick-up truck was forced to abandon his vehicle after it caught fire while on City Avenue Wednesday morning.

04/02/2014

(The March 26, 2014 meeting of the Philadelphia Civil Service Commission.  Photo by Mike Dunn)

Commission OKs Nutter Administration Plan To Put EMTs in Fire Department

The emergency medical technicians would have less training and be paid less that paramedics operating Philadelphia Fire Department medic units.

03/26/2014

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Philadelphia Civil Service Considers Replacing Some Paramedics With EMTs

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.

03/26/2014

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Fire Breaks Out At North Philadelphia Shelter

Approximately 100 people were evacuated after a fire at a shelter in Philadelphia early Monday morning.

03/24/2014

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Crews Beat Deck Fire At Ex-Senator Fumo’s Philadelphia Home

Firefighters have snuffed a small blaze on a roof deck at former state Senator Vincent Fumo’s mansion in Philadelphia.

03/23/2014

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I-Team Investigation: Closed Firehouse Follow-Up

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.

03/11/2014

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Investigation Underway After Bullets Strike Kensington Firehouse

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.

03/06/2014

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Man Critical After Pulled From Burning Home In North Philadelphia

The fire was reported shortly after 3 p.m. Monday at the 3400 block of Goodman Street.

02/24/2014

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Two Bodies Found Inside Burning Vehicle In Frankford

Philadelphia police are investigating the discovery of two bodies inside a burning vehicle in the city’s Frankford section.

02/22/2014

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Elderly Couple Dies In Kingsessing House Fire

Fire Commissioner Lloyd Ayers says the cause of the blaze has yet to be determined, but there were plenty of potential fire hazards.

02/22/2014

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Teen Boy With Autism Dies After Row Home Fire In Logan

The fire broke out at a home around 5 p.m. on the 4800 block of N. 9th Street, right off Roosevelt Boulevard.

02/17/2014

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Dozens Displaced After Fire In Northeast Philadelphia

The Red Cross says 26 adults and three children were affected by the Michener Avenue fire, which broke out early Sunday morning.

02/09/2014

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Firefighters Battle House Blaze In South Philadelphia

The fire was reported shortly after 3 p.m. Friday at 15th and Mifflin Streets.

02/07/2014

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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.

02/04/2014

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