Firefighters Local 22 Set to Level Explosive Charges Against Fire Commissioner, Other Officials

On April 9th a fire in a Kensington warehouse caused a wall of a neighboring building to collapse, killing firefighters Robert Neary and Daniel Sweeney. This afternoon, the board leadership of firefighters local union 22 will call a press conference to level “explosive accusations” at Fire Commissioner Lloyd Ayers and Deputy Commissioners Ernest Hargett and John Devlin for their roles in handling the blaze. They say they’re set to reveal numerous tactical errors made by leaders of the Philadelphia Fire Department while handling the five-alarm fire.