Phila. Firefighters Union Opposes City's Proposed Deployment Model for Paramedics and EMTSThe 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.
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.
I-Team Investigation: Firehouse ConditionsPhiladelphia Firefighters Union President Joe Schulle says pictures from several firehouses around the city show firefighters and medics are facing health risks from deteriorating conditions.
Firefighters' Union Official: Closed Engine Company Could Have Made Difference In Battling Firehouse Blaze Firefighters Union Local 22 President Joe Schulle says if Engine 8 were still housed at 4th and Arch, crews would have had faster access to water to extinguish the fire in Medic Unit 44. Engine 8 was deactivated in 2009 in a cost-saving move.
Philadelphia Court Backs City Hall in Dispute Over Rescinded Fire PromotionsThe fourteen firefighters were promoted this past spring, under an order from Common Pleas Court judge Leon Tucker, but last week a Commonwealth court tossed out that ruling and ordered Tucker to dismiss the case.
City Council Sides With Firefighters, Overrides Veto By NutterThe lawmakers overrode a Nutter veto and ordered millions of dollars set aside to pay for the contract.
Philadelphia Firefighters Union Hopes To Halt Plans To Transfer Senior FirefightersThe Philadelphia firefighters union heads to court Friday asking a judge to stop the Nutter Administration from imposing transfers of senior firefighters in the new year.
City Still Trying To Overturn Firefighters' Arbitration; 'Sour Grapes,' Says UnionCommon Pleas Court judge Idee Fox heard nearly two hours of arguments on Monday from the city and the union over the arbitration award, which the city says it can't afford.
Philadelphia Firefighters' Union Files Unfair Labor Practice Against CityFirefighters Local 22 is asking the Pennsylvania Labor Relations Board to force the Nutter administration to turn over internal documents about last April's fatal fire in Kensington.
After Blaze That Killed 2 Philadelphia Firemen, Firefighters' Union Wants Ayers Out Leaders of the firefighters' union in Philadelphia are calling for the resignation of Philadelphia fire commissioner Lloyd Ayers and two of his top deputies following the death last month of two firemen in a Kensington warehouse fire.
Philadelphia Firefighters' Union Shares Department's Loss of 2 Brethren"We're just grieving, looking for answers that are going to take time to get," said Local 22 president Bill Gault.
Union: Philadelphia Firefighters Being Punished For Getting Injured On The JobPhiladelphia firefighters claim they are being punished by the department for being injured on the job.