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Smoke Detectors Available For Gloucester County Residents

Atlantic City Electric is offering smoke detectors to Gloucester County residents in need of a new one.


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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.



Insurance Industry Gala In Philadelphia Raises Money For Smoke Alarms

Philadelphia’s insurance industry holds its 20th annual Independence Gala tonight in Center City and it’s about more than having a swell time, but to improve and maybe even save lives.


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Don’t Forget To ‘Fall Back’ On Nov. 4

This Sunday, Nov. 4th, residents will be setting their clocks back an hour.


Mayor Nutter signing bill for 10-year, non-removable batteries in smoke detectors. (Credit: Steve Tawa)

New Bill Requires 10-Year, Non-Removable Batteries For Smoke Detectors

Mayor Nutter has signed legislation requiring that homeowners who have older, battery-operated smoke alarms installed to replace the batteries.



Despite Leap In Fire Deaths, Philadelphia Still Trailing 2011’s Fatality Rate

The early morning blaze on Chancellor Street in West Philadelphia brought the number of fire deaths over the weekend to six, and marked a huge jump in the 2012 fire fatality total.


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North Philadelphia House Fire Claims Lives Of 2 Adults And Baby

A one-alarm North Philadelphia row house fire in the 2700 block of Seltzer Street has claimed the lives of a man, a woman, and a six-month old infant girl


Some Officials Concerned With Building Legislation That Would “Un-Require” Sprinklers

A bill to un-require fire sprinklers in many new homes in Pennsylvania is moving through the legislature, much to the dismay of those who say sprinklers save lives.