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Prepare Yourself: Philly’s Holding a Citywide Fire Drill on Wednesday

Don’t freak out when sirens sound across Philly on Wednesday evening – it’s just a citywide fire drill (which is apparently a thing). As part […]

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Philly Fireman Taking Heat for Charlottesville Post

The Philadelphia Fire Department and Mayor Jim Kenney have spoken out against what they called a “reprehensible” photo posted by a Philly fireman after the Charlottesville rally. […]

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Police and Fire Vehicles Found Covered in Gasoline in West Philly

The Philadelphia Police and Fire departments are investigating after several of their vehicles were found covered in gasoline in a shared garage in West Philly.

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Four-Alarm Fire Ravages West Philadelphia Church

A four-alarm fire ravaged the Christ Liberation Fellowship Church in West Philadelphia this morning. Church fire in West Philadelphia reaches 4 alarms: https://t.co/g8N1iCUQtChttps://t.co/jY4trd4x4t — Action News on […]

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Is Philly Doing Enough to Save Cardiac Arrest Victims?

Last April, 15-year-old St. Joe’s Prep student Ryan Gillyard collapsed while jumping rope at his football team’s conditioning workout. Gillyard had undetected hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, a […]

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Kenney Is Officially Ending Brownouts

Mayor Jim Kenney will officially put an end to one of his predecessor’s most controversial policies tomorrow. A spokeswoman for Kenney says he will announce Thursday that he […]

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Union: Accuser in Fire Department Sex Scandal “Forced” to File Complaint

Top officials from Philadelphia’s firefighters union and their lawyer gathered at the union hall at Fifth and Callowhill streets on Friday morning to discuss the […]

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This Is How Public Unions Should Respond When Their Members Screw Up

Joe Schulle, the president of the Philadelphia Association of Fire Fighters – Local 22, seems like a good guy. He’s a fierce advocate for his […]

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Pa. Flags Lowered for Philly Firefighter

Updated with news of funeral scheduling.  Gov. Corbett has ordered that flags in the state be lowered to half staff in honor of Joyce Craig-Lewis, […]

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UPDATE: Deceased Firefighter ID’d as Joyce Craig-Lewis

[Update: 12:32 p.m.] The deceased firefighter has been identified as Joyce Craig-Lewis, Mayor Nutter said in a noon news conference. .@Michael_Nutter speaking about @PhillyFireDept #FF […]

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Another Warehouse Fire, Another Tax Delinquent

The listed owner of the vacant warehouse at 2412 N. American Street where a four-alarm fire injured three people overnight owes $11,023.55 in back taxes on […]

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Woman-Punching Cop Witnesses South Philly Firebombing

Friday morning was a panicked one on the 1700 block of Sigel Street (near 18th and Mifflin) in South Philadelphia, where a home went up […]

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Grief Over Fire Triggers Massive Protest

This is how it looked last night: Like the bad old days. LIVE UPDATES of the protests going on now in SW Philly: http://t.co/eMlN9Jdh6g pic.twitter.com/92zMYJdz4v […]

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Fire Dept.: Philadelphia Runs Out of Ambulances Almost Every Day

Philadelphia didn’t have any ambulances available Tuesday afternoon. The Fire Department confirmed to the Daily News that they were out of medic units for 11 […]

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Dog Saves Blind Owner From House Fire

CBS 3 reports that Luther Johnson, who has been blind for 30 years, was saved by his guide dog, Yates, from a house fire Monday […]