New Bill Requires 10-Year, Non-Removable Batteries For Smoke DetectorsMayor Nutter has signed legislation requiring that homeowners who have older, battery-operated smoke alarms installed to replace the batteries.
Woman, Child Die in North Philadelphia FireAuthorities say the bodies of the 79-year-old woman and the 4-year-old child were found in a second-floor bedroom.
City Council Wrestles With Phila. Fire Department Budget IssuesWith the deaths of two firefighters on their minds, Philadelphia City Council memberson Wednesday grilled the fire commissioner about the controversial policy of temporarily closing fire stations -- a tactic known as "brownouts."
Fire Department Announces Funeral Arrangements For Fallen FirefightersThe Philadelphia Fire Department has announced the funeral arrangements for two firefighters who lost their lives battling a warehouse fire in Kensington, Monday morning.
Philadelphia Fire Commissioner Offers His Annual Holiday Tree AdvicePhiladelphia fire commissioner Lloyd Ayers wants to make sure those families that celebrate by putting a Christmas tree in their living rooms do so safely.
Philadelphia's First Firefighters Recognized On Market Street With Commemorative Sidewalk SignThe Pennsylvania Historical Society has unveiled an historical marker in front of 221 Market Street to commemorate the original volunteer firefighters in the city of Philadelphia.
Fire Response Times Up; Firefighters, Administration Differ Over Cause, EffectsA just-released report shows it is taking Philadelphia firefighters longer to respond to scenes, but the fire commissioner and the president of the firefighter's union are at odds as to why and the effect they are having on citizens.
Philadelphia Firefighter In Calendar Dispute DiesFire Commissioner Lloyd Ayers says 31-year-old Jack Slivinski was found dead early Saturday in his Lawndale home.
Philadelphia Breaks Ground For A New Firehouse In TaconyGroundbreaking ceremonies were held Friday at the site, at Magee Avenue and Keystone Street.
Conference Teaches Emergency Responders Traffic-Reducing StrategiesA day-long conference was held at Citizens Bank Park yesterday for emergency personnel in the region who arrive at traffic accident scenes.
City of Philadelphia Honors Fallen Heroes in Annual 'Living Flame' CeremonyDespite a steady rain in Philadelphia, dozens of police officers, firefighters, and family members of those killed in the line of duty gathered for the city's annual "living flame" memorial on Wednesday in Franklin Square.