A fire heavily damaged several apartments that are located above a popular restaurant in South Philadelphia Friday morning.
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.
Authorities are looking into a string of at least eight attempted burglaries of ATMs and drug stores throughout the city.
Philadelphia firefighters want to change the city charter, to require that city council approve appeals of labor contract arbitration awards.
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.
“It’s been attempted before in the state and has not succeeded,” a union spokesman admits.
Firefighters are currently battling a house fire in North Philadelphia.
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.
A father and his son were able to escape after a fire at an unoccupied home spread to their house late Sunday night.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Philadelphia firefighters claim they are being punished by the department for being injured on the job.
“It’s a thank you to them for being part of our extended family. They’re not forgotten.”