Spike In Suicides Among Philadelphia Firefighters Calls Attention To Pressures Of JobThe Philadelphia fire department has been rocked in the last six months by a sudden spike in the number of employees who have taken their own life.
Philadelphia's Firefighters Union Addresses Investigation Into Alleged On-Duty Sex In Fire DepartmentJoe Schulle, president of Philadelphia Firefighters and Paramedics Local 22, revealed for the first time details about an investigation by the Philadelphia Inspector General into allegations into on-duty sex among male members and a female member at firehouses and inside at least one fire department vehicle.
Photo Posted To Paramedic's Instagram Account Prompts OutrageThe paramedic has since apologized on Facebook saying that he deeply apologizes and that he did not mean to hurt his brothers in blue.
Phila. Firefighters' Union Says Ebola Gear Issued By City is InadequateJoseph Schulle, head of the firefighters' union Local 22, has no faith in the CDC standards and believes that hazmat suits are needed for the paramedics should they have to respond to a potential Ebola outbreak.
I-Team Exclusive: New Steps To Protect Philadelphia First Responders Against Patients Suspected Of Having Ebola A Philadelphia Fire Department memo obtained by the CBS 3 I-team now reveals new steps being taken to protect medics and firefighters who might answer calls to help patients suspected of having the Ebola virus.
Nutter Administration Hoping to Curtail Fire Station 'Brownouts'Mike Resnick, the mayor's public safety director, says overtime savings in other areas within the fire department may allow them to either reduce brownouts or end them outright.
Commission OKs Nutter Administration Plan To Put EMTs in Fire DepartmentThe emergency medical technicians would have less training and be paid less that paramedics operating Philadelphia Fire Department medic units.
Phila. Firefighters' Union Demands Prosecution of Building Owners in Deadly 2012 FireLocal 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.
Families of Fallen Firefighters Back Measure To Deal With Vacant Phila. PropertiesDiane 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.
Leaking Chemicals Force Closure of Philadelphia FirehousePhiladelphia Fire Commissioner Lloyd Ayers now says tests have found evidence a number of chemicals leaked into a Roxborough firehouse forcing its temporary closing December 17 after a member of Engine Company 66 was sickened.
Roxborough Firehouse Remains Closed By Unexplained FumesEngine company 66, in Roxborough, remains closed while investigators trace the source of toxic fumes that sickened some firefighters.
Damaged Old City Firehouse May Not Reopen For Another YearThe fire last September, which started in the engine of an ambulance parked in one of the bays, left the Ben Franklin firehouse heavily charred.