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(A member of Local 22 of the Philadelphia Firefighters' Union conducts a safe-grilling demonstration outside the union's headquarters at 5th and Willow Streets.  Photo by Paul Kurtz)

Philadelphia Firefighters Urge Caution For July 4th Celebrations

While most of us prepare for Fourth of July fun, Philadelphia firefighters are getting ready to respond to disasters when people use poor judgment.

07/01/2014

(The Benjamin Franklin firehouse, at 4th and Arch Streets, has been boarded up since a fire in September.   Photo by Ed Fischer)

Damaged Old City Firehouse May Not Reopen For Another Year

The fire last September, which started in the engine of an ambulance parked in one of the bays, left the Ben Franklin firehouse heavily charred.

01/02/2014

(At City Hall, Local 22 VP Tim McShea announces this year's goal for "Operation Warm."  Credit: Cherri Gregg)

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.

11/26/2013

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Firefighters Wait For Judge’s Ruling On Rescinded Promotions

Firefighters 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.

09/25/2013

(Firefighters Local 22 headquarters, at 5th and Willow Streets in Philadelphia.  File photo by Michelle Durham)

City Decides Not To Appeal Firefighters Health Fund Order

The 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.

08/14/2013

(Firefighters Local 22 headquarters, at 5th and Willow Streets in Philadelphia.  File photo by Michelle Durham)

As City Fights Firefighters’ Arbitration Award, Judge Orders Interim Health Fund Payments

A 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.

08/07/2013

(City budget director Rebecca Rhynhart, left, and city finance director Rob Dubow answer questions from city councilmembers about the city's decision to fight the contract award to firefighters.  Image from City of Phila. TV)

Administration Defends Decision to Keep Fighting Firefighters’ Contract Award

The Council hearing came one day after the administration decided to continue the legal battle and appeal the arbitration award in Commonwealth Court.

12/12/2012

(Local 22 president Bill Gault, right, with other fire union officials at the union's headquarters on July 17th.  Credit: Mike DeNardo)

Philadelphia Will Keep Fighting Arbitrators’ Award to Firefighters

Bill 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.”

07/27/2012

(Following an event today at City Hall involving Philadelphia's sports teams, above, Mayor Nutter commented on the firefighters' union call for fire commissioner Lloyd Ayers' resignation.  Credit: Steve Tawa)

Nutter Defends Ayers as Firefighters’ Union Demands Commissioner’s Resignation

Firefighters’ Union Local 22 contends that Ayers and his two top deputies were guilty of incompetence and indifference, and should resign or be suspended.

05/23/2012

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Federal Investigators Join Search For Clues Into Kensington Warehouse Firefighter’s Deaths

The 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.

04/16/2012

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