Local 22 president Joe Schulle says the families of firefighters Robert Neary and Daniel Sweeney were devastated by the DA’s announcement that no charges would be filed in connection with the fire at the former Buck Hosiery Co. warehouse, in Kensington.
DA Seth Williams says that after an investigation that lasted nearly two years, the grand jury concluded it could not recommend criminal charges against anyone in this case.
Diane Neary, widow of Lt. Robert Neary, told reporters at City Hall that, if approved, the proposed legislation would help the city avoid further such tragedies.
The elite team will be riding in memory of firefighters who died in the line of duty and to raise awareness about firefighter health issues.
It was a tragedy that shook the city of Philadelphia: the loss of two firefighters in a wall collapse during a massive warehouse fire in Kensington.
Some off-duty Philadelphia firefighters donated their time over two days to repair the home of Diane Neary, whose husband was killed fighting a blaze in Kensington last spring.
Fallen Philadelphia police and firefighters were honored in South Philadelphia this afternoon at the 58th Annual Hero Thrill Show.
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.
The CBS 3 I-Team has learned at least one of the owners of a Kensington warehouse that burned last month, leaving two firemen dead, is connected to a problem property in Atlantic City that neighbors and city officials say is partly to blame for flooding homes.
In a statement, the district attorney’s office confirmed that it will submit evidence gathered in the April 9th fire to an investigating grand jury for review and possible charges.
Philadelphia police are investigating a theft from a benefit held Friday night at an area bar for the families of two firefighters who died earlier this week.
City Council paid tribute to the fallen firefighters both with a moment of silence and with resolutions honoring their memory.
Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett has ordered Commonwealth flags lowered to half-staff in honor of two fallen Philadelphia firefighters.
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.
The Philadelphia Fire Department has announced the funeral arrangements for two firefighters who lost their lives battling a warehouse fire in Kensington, Monday morning.