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Philadelphia Firefighters

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Apartments Above Popular South Philly Restaurant Damaged In Fire

A fire heavily damaged several apartments that are located above a popular restaurant in South Philadelphia Friday morning.

02/21/2014

(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Philadelphia Court Backs City Hall in Dispute Over Rescinded Fire Promotions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

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Police Searching For Band Of Thieves Targeting ATMs, Pharmacies In Philadelphia

Authorities are looking into a string of at least eight attempted burglaries of ATMs and drug stores throughout the city.

08/12/2013

(Philadelphia firefighters' union supporters hold signs in the visitors' gallery of Philadelphia City Council.  Credit: Mike Dunn)

Firefighters Push To Get City Charter Change On November Ballot

Philadelphia firefighters want to change the city charter, to require that city council approve appeals of labor contract arbitration awards.

07/23/2013

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Fire Captain Killed, Firefighter Injured In Queen Village Blaze

Officials confirmed a 29-year veteran fire captain from Ladder 27 was killed in the blaze when a roof collapsed. A second firefighter was injured while trying to rescue him.

04/06/2013

(Philadelphia firefighters, some holding signs, disrupted ceremonies to open a new firehouse in Tacony on Tuesday.  Credit: Mike Dunn)

Philadelphia Firefighters Call Off Plan to Recall Mayor Nutter

“It’s been attempted before in the state and has not succeeded,” a union spokesman admits.

01/10/2013

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Fire Engulfs North Philadelphia Row Home

Firefighters are currently battling a house fire in North Philadelphia.

11/15/2012

Fire Commissioner Ayers (third from left at table), at a meeting with
Governor Corbett, Mayor Nutter and others at the city's Emergency Ops
Center, discussing clean-up efforts following the storm.

Philadelphia Firefighters Deployed To Flooded Areas Of New York To Provide Support

Philadelphia firefighters are part of a task force helping out a neighboring state in distress, following the hurricane that rampaged through harder hit areas, including New York.

11/01/2012

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Father, Son Escape Safely From House Fire In Philadelphia

A father and his son were able to escape after a fire at an unoccupied home spread to their house late Sunday night.

06/11/2012

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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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Hundreds Travel To Pay Respects To Fallen Philadelphia Firefighters

Hundreds of firefighters from all over the country came to salute 60-year-old Lt. Robert Neary on Friday afternoon. The decorated firefighter was killed on Monday, along with fellow firefighter, 25-year-old Daniel Sweeney.

04/13/2012

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City, Firehouse Mourn While Investigators Search For Clues In Deadly Kensington Fire

Dousing out smoldering rubble and removing charred debris is what officials say must happen first, before they determine what caused Monday’s five-alarm fatal fire in Kensington.

04/10/2012

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Firefighters Upset About Continued Brownout Policy, Despite Impending New Hires

Plans in the mayor’s new budget to hire more firefighters won’t bring an end to the controversial practice called ‘brownouts’ — temporary closures of fire stations. And the firefighters’ union is seeing red.

03/11/2012

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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

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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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