Daughter of Retired Philadelphia Fire Chief Announces Run For City CouncilJenné Ayers wants to become the youngest person ever to serve on Philadelphia City Council, announcing her candidacy for a Council at-large seat.
Phila. Fire Commissioner Lloyd Ayers Hangs Up His Helmet, Closing 40-Year CareerIt's the end of an era at the Philadelphia Fire Department, as longstanding fire commissioner Lloyd Ayers retires.
Derrick Sawyer To Replace Retiring Lloyd Ayers As Philadelphia Fire Commissioner Mayor Michael Nutter has named a new Fire Commissioner to replace Lloyd Ayers, who is retiring after 40 years in the department.
For Grilling Season, Philly's Top Firefighter Issues Annual Safety WarningsPhiladelphia fire commissioner Lloyd Ayers says to take a good look at your barbecue grill before lighting it up.
Annual Ceremony Honors Fallen Philadelphia Firefighters, Police OfficersThe annual memorial service honoring the sacrifice of Philadelphia police and firefighters was held Tuesday in Franklin Square.
50 Members of Philadelphia Fire Department Receive PromotionsToday's large group of promotions will provide the city with five new deputy chiefs, four new battalion chiefs, six new fire captains, five new fire paramedic captains, 11 fire lieutenants, and 19 fire paramedic lieutenants.
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.
Concerns Arise Following Old City FireIn the aftermath of Wednesday morning's fire at the Suit Corner in Old City, many questions and concerns have developed.
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.
Elderly Woman Killed In West Philly FireA 98-year-old woman was killed in a fire Sunday night at her West Philadelphia rowhome.
Phila. Fire Department Gets $$ For Smoke Alarms For Deaf ResidentsFor 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.
Phila. Insurance Industry Group Makes Huge Donation For Free Smoke Alarms"This is not something we get every day, " said fire commissioner Lloyd Ayers at the presentation of a check for $59,110 from the Insurance Society of Philadelphia.
Phila. Fire Officials Warn of Holiday Season's Special Fire DangersFire commissioner Lloyd Ayers gave a demonstration of how to properly slice the base off a freshly cut Christmas tree.
Fire Safety During The HolidaysPhiladelphia Fire Commissioner Lloyd Ayers says safety is the greatest gift you can give, and taking a minute to show your family how to escape the house in case of fire makes all the difference.
Nutter Administration Officials Grilled Over Rescinded Firefighter PromotionsCity officials defended the move, saying the firefighters accepted the promotions with the knowledge they could be rescinced if the Nutter administration got a favorable court ruling.