PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The Philadelphia Fire Department is celebrating 150 years. Eyewitness News was at the Fireman’s Hall Museum for a kickoff celebration.
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— Philadelphia Fire (@PhillyFireDept) March 15, 2021
There were donations to a time capsule, as well as some cake to mark the occasion.
When a fire breaks out, they come. If you're hurt in a car crash, get stuck in an elevator, or smell gas – they come. Today is the 150th anniversary of the @PhillyFireDept.READ MORE: Multiple Faiths Joining Forces To Combat Philadelphia's Rising Gun Violence
— Jim #MaskUpPHL Kenney (@PhillyMayor) March 15, 2021
Additional celebrations will be held throughout the year.MORE NEWS: 2 Mothers, Babies Rushed To Hospital After Being Rescued From Burning Frankford Apartment Building, Officials Say
The department officially began its service to the city on March 15, 1871.