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Philadelphia Firefighters Union

Michael Resnick, Director of Public Safety. (photo by John McDevitt)

Phila. Firefighters Union Opposes City’s Proposed Deployment Model for Paramedics and 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.

03/25/2014

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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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I-Team Investigation: Firehouse Conditions

Philadelphia Firefighters Union President Joe Schulle says pictures from several firehouses around the city show firefighters and medics are facing health risks from deteriorating conditions.

01/16/2014

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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.

09/27/2013

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

Philadelphia Court Backs City Hall in Dispute Over Rescinded Fire Promotions

The 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.

09/27/2013

(Mayor Michael Nutter.  File photo)

City Council Sides With Firefighters, Overrides Veto By Nutter

The lawmakers overrode a Nutter veto and ordered millions of dollars set aside to pay for the contract.

06/09/2013

(Philadelphia councilman Jim Kenney and fire commissioner Lloyd Ayers during an exchange in City Council over a PFD plan to transfer about 20 percent of its firefighters.  Photos from City of Phila. TV)

Philadelphia Firefighters Union Hopes To Halt Plans To Transfer Senior Firefighters

The 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.

12/14/2012

(Members of the Philadelphia firefighters' union, Local 22, at City Hall today for a hearing on the ongoing pay dispute between the city and the union.  Credit: Mike Dunn)

City Still Trying To Overturn Firefighters’ Arbitration; ‘Sour Grapes,’ Says Union

Common 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.

10/15/2012

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Philadelphia Firefighters’ Union Files Unfair Labor Practice Against City

Firefighters 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.

09/04/2012

(The fire at the Buck Hosiery Company, in Kensington, took the lives of Philadelphia firefighters Robert Neary and Daniel Sweeney.  File photo)

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.

05/22/2012

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

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.

04/09/2012

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Union: Philadelphia Firefighters Being Punished For Getting Injured On The Job

Philadelphia firefighters claim they are being punished by the department for being injured on the job.

02/14/2012

(Firefighters' union Local 22 president Bill Gault, at lectern, gestures while addressing councilmembers in the City Council caucus room today.  Credit: Mike Dunn)

Firefighters’ Union Asks City To Halt Mass Reassignment of Paramedics

“Anything you could do, we would greatly appreciate,” said Bill Gault, head of Firefighters Local 22, in a personal plea to City Council members.

12/08/2011

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Firefighters’ Union President Vows To Fight Paramedics Transfers

KYW Newsradio has learned mass transfers of Philadelphia Fire Department Paramedics are currently scheduled to take effect in January. But, the president of the Philadelphia Firefighters’ Union vows to fight it and has filed a grievance to stop it.

12/01/2011

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Thanksgiving Lunch Served To Widows Of Philadelphia Firefighters

“It’s a thank you to them for being part of our extended family. They’re not forgotten.”

11/22/2011

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