January 10, 2013 |
ABOUT 200 activists from Philadelphia's firefighters union theatrically disrupted a ribbon-cutting ceremony Tuesday at the city's first new firehouse in 15 years by staging a walkout as an opening prayer was being said and by chanting criticisms of Mayor Nutter outside the $6.7 million station in Tacony. Local 22 of the International Association of Fire Fighters also announced a petition drive to hold a recall election for the mayor, who has angered firefighters by appealing a series of legal decisions that would award them retroactive pay raises and other benefits.
January 10, 2013 |
It was supposed to be a simple dedication of a $6.7 million firehouse in Tacony, Philadelphia's first in 15 years. Suikang Zhao had journeyed to the event from New York to explain his artwork, which honors the Fire Department and the Disston Saw Works, the company that built Tacony. Fourth and fifth graders from Planet Abacus Charter School, wearing red baseball caps identifying them as members of the Junior Fire Patrol, waited for their chance to help push a fire engine into its parking spot, the traditional way of welcoming a new station.
August 12, 2012 |
Thomas C. Elvins III, 88, a volunteer firefighter in his hometown of Hammonton, N.J., for more than 60 years, died Friday, July 27, at AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center in Atlantic City after being injured in a July 13 car accident in Egg Harbor Township. Mr. Elvins was born in Hammonton, graduated in 1941 from Hammonton High School, and worked on his father's fruit farm before serving in the Navy from 1942 to 1946, mostly as a shipboard turret gunner in the South Pacific. He was a member of Operating Engineers Local 825 for more than 60 years, driving bulldozers and road graders on jobs across South Jersey, his daughter, Bonnie Lou Petruzzo, said in an interview.
April 23, 2012
Editor's Note: Chillin' Wit' is a regular feature of the Daily News spotlighting a name in the news away from the job. FIRE COMMISSIONER Lloyd Ayers is dressed in his Sunday best - a dark-blue suit, a spring-green-and-white striped shirt, and a gold paisley tie. He's having brunch on Sunday with his daughter Jenne, 23, the youngest of his six children, at Jack's Firehouse on Fairmount Avenue. After brunch, he has to drop Jenne off at the Obama campaign's Philly headquarters, where she is a press assistant.
April 11, 2012 |
THE SMELL of burnt embers tinged the East Kensington air on Tuesday, and faint swirls of smoke spiraled up from the rubble of the old Thomas W. Buck Hosiery warehouse that burned down Monday morning, killing two firefighters inside an adjacent furniture store. An unmanned fire hose, set up to spray water toward the shell of the former five-story warehouse, cooled the leftover smoldering flames. A crane removed the charred wooden beams that had held up the brick building. In the overcast afternoon sky, the scene looked like a bombed-out building from war-torn Iraq.
March 24, 2012 |
Federal and Gloucester County authorities were trying to determine the cause of a blaze early Friday that seriously damaged the firehouse of the Woodbury Heights Fire Company. Material from the building in the 500 block of Elm Avenue was being tested in a laboratory of the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms, a facility often used by the Gloucester County Prosecutor's Office to analyze fire scenes. The fire was reported by a resident in a 911 call at 5:38 a.m., authorities said.
March 23, 2012 |
A fire ripped through a fire house in Woodbury Heights, Gloucester County, today, causing extensive damage. One firefighter was taken to hospital for treatment of smoke inhalation. Firefighters were hampered in tackling the fire in the at station 15-1 at 534 Elm Avenue because a nearby hydrant was dry. The blaze was reported about 5:40 a.m. and declared under control at 6:46 a.m. No fire trucks were damaged. An investigation will be launched to determine the cause of the blaze.
November 15, 2011 |
It all started with drinks after a long week at work and ended with a 14-year-old Havertown boy lying unconscious on a busy Delaware County street. On Monday, former Delaware County Assistant District Attorney Michael Donohue, 31, of Havertown, was charged with being the driver of the car involved in a Nov. 4 hit-and-run that left the boy hospitalized with serious injuries. Donohue has been charged with aggravated assault, accident involving death or personal injury, recklessly endangering another person, and related crimes.
July 28, 2011 |
You may be immersed in the final season of Rescue Me , but John Scurti and the rest of the cast of FX's towering inferno of a series said goodbye more than a year ago when the episodes you're seeing now were shot. "It seems like a distant but pleasant memory," says Scurti of the show, which runs until Sept. 7. For seven years, as FDNY Lt. Kenny Shea, Scurti played Falstaff to Denis Leary's haunted Hal. The guys in the firehouse always called him Lou, an affectionate acknowledgment of his rank.