Philadelphia Firefighters Urge Caution For July 4th CelebrationsWhile most of us prepare for Fourth of July fun, Philadelphia firefighters are getting ready to respond to disasters when people use poor judgment.
Damaged Old City Firehouse May Not Reopen For Another YearThe fire last September, which started in the engine of an ambulance parked in one of the bays, left the Ben Franklin firehouse heavily charred.
Philadelphia Firefighters Hoping To Purchase 1,000 Overcoats For Needy Local Kids"Operation Warm," a partnership with Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell, raises money for coats for Philadelphia children who need them.
Firefighters Wait For Judge’s Ruling On Rescinded PromotionsFirefighters Local 22 went to court seeking to keep the 14 from losing their new ranks. Among those taking the witness stand, Philadelphia Fire Commissioner Lloyd Ayers.
City Decides Not To Appeal Firefighters Health Fund OrderThe 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.
As City Fights Firefighters' Arbitration Award, Judge Orders Interim Health Fund PaymentsA judge has ordered the City of Philadelphia to pay more money into the health and welfare fund for Firefighters' Local 22. The union had sought the emergency arbitration hearing, saying the fund was running out of money.
Administration Defends Decision to Keep Fighting Firefighters' Contract AwardThe Council hearing came one day after the administration decided to continue the legal battle and appeal the arbitration award in Commonwealth Court.
Philadelphia Will Keep Fighting Arbitrators' Award to FirefightersBill Gault, the head of firefighters' union Local 22, called Nutter "arrogant," and a member of the state board that oversees city finances called the decision "a red flag."
Nutter Defends Ayers as Firefighters' Union Demands Commissioner's ResignationFirefighters' Union Local 22 contends that Ayers and his two top deputies were guilty of incompetence and indifference, and should resign or be suspended.
Federal Investigators Join Search For Clues Into Kensington Warehouse Firefighter's DeathsThe CBS 3 I-Team has confirmed federal investigators are now heading to Philadelphia to help local investigators search for answers in the deaths of Philadelphia Fire Department Lieutenant Bob Neary and fellow firefighter Daniel Sweeney.