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More Than 1 Million Smoke Alarms Recalled

More than one million Kidde hard-wired smoke and combination smoke and carbon monoxide alarms have been recalled because they could fail following a power outage, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Thursday.


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Local Red Cross Officials Say There’s Been A Huge Jump In Fires Recently

By Tim Jimenez PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Red Cross officials say they’ve seen a jolt in fires in the area during the past month, including one on Saturday that killed two people in Northeast Philadelphia (read […]


(Philadelphia fire commissioner Lloyd Ayers, left, poses with ceremonial check representing a grant for smoke alarms to be distributed to hearing-impaired city residents.  Photo by John Ostapkovich)

Phila. Fire Department Gets $$ For Smoke Alarms For Deaf Residents

For the second time this week, the Philadelphia Fire Department has gotten a nice donation for smoke detectors. But this time, it’s for people who can’t hear the regular ones.


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Ten-Year Smoke Alarms Now Required in Older Philadelphia Homes

New smoke detector laws went into effect Wednesday in the city of Philadelphia.


(Philadelphia fire commissioner Lloyd Ayers addresses a community gathering at the Center in the Park.  Credit: Steve Tawa)

Time To Change Batteries In Old-Style Smoke Alarms, Philadelphia Officials Say

Change your smoke alarm batteries when you change your clocks, safety officials were urging Philadelphians.


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EXPERT: Life-Saving Checklist For Fire Safety

Fire Prevention week is always in October in a nod to the Great Chicago Fire in 1871, and this year experts want to remind you of a life-saving checklist.


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Philadelphia Set To Require Longer-Life Batteries In Old-Home Smoke Alarms

Philadelphia City Council today took a step toward requiring that older homes which still have battery-operated smoke alarms must use newer models with batteries that last 10 years.


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Fire In South Philadelphia Claims The Life Of An Elderly Woman, Injures One Man

A woman is dead and a man is injured after a fire in a South Philadelphia home at 2:00 a.m. Sunday.