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Philly Fire Department Christens New Fire Truck

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – It’s been decades since the Philadelphia Fire Department held a ceremony christening a new fire truck<br>The forgotten tradition was …

Food Trucks Vendors Struggling After Fire

With the summer season in full swing, folks are ready to get their hands on some local food truck fare and that usually means business is good for …

Accident, Car Fire Shuts Down Lanes On I

<i>PHILADELPHIA (CBS) —</i> An accident and car fire shutdown lanes near Exit 30 on I-95 on Thursday afternoon.<p>Officials say that a multiple vehicle …

Backyard fireworks on the Fourth: Will police arrest you?

Fourth of July weekend is once again upon us, with its family BBQs, impressive sky-high fireworks displays and the annual Wawa Welcome America parade …

Letters: Change law to take care of paramedics, EMTs

ISSUE | PUBLIC SAFETY<p>Take care of paramedics, EMTs<p>The Pennsylvania legislature should amend the Heart and Lung Act to include paramedics and EMTs …

Wawa's Making a 6 Ton Hoagie for its 24th Annual Hoagie Day

This Thursday, June 30, is <b>Wawa's</b> annual <b>Hoagie Day Celebration</b>, a yearly tradition where Philadelphians young and old come to the Independence Visitor Center lawn to celebrate the "official sandwich of Philadelphia" (declared by Ed Rendell during the 1992 Hoagie Day festivities). This year, they …

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Garbage Truck Crashes, Flips in Juniata Park, Injures 3

A garbage truck crashed into a light pole and flipped in Philadelphia's Juniata Park section Wednesday morning, leaving several people injured.<p>The …

Philly wants to prevent dumpster fires during DNC protests

City officials are taking steps to ensure trash receptacles don't get set ablaze or used to stop traffic by protesters during the upcoming Democratic …

2 workers burned in flash fire at electrical substation

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Authorities say two men working underground at an electrical substation in central Philadelphia were burned in a flash …

Limb-and-Life Decisions

<b>Team Considerations</b><p>Philadelphia’s team gets its medical supplies and medications through a local hospital and uses PPE from the PFD. It’s unfunded, …

Firefighters Stolen Plaque Replaced In Re-Dedication Ceremony

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – In March of 2016, thieves stole a memorial plaque honoring a fallen Philadelphia firefighter. On Friday June 24th, the plaque …

Woman found dead after Germantown house fire

A woman was found dead after a house fire in the Germantown section of Philadelphia.<p>The fire started just before 9 p.m. Saturday at 222 East Price …

Firefighting Philly family honors a legacy of service

Looking at Henry Magee's family tree is like looking at the history of the Philadelphia Fire Department.<p>Slideshow<p>Firefighting Philly family honors a …

Bill would extend coverage for Philly paramedics, EMTs

HARRISBURG - Philadelphia firefighters are looking to get their peers in the city's Firefighters and Paramedics Union the same disability coverage …

Plaque for fallen firefighter returns to North Philly

In March, a plaque dedicated to fallen firefighter James Magee was stolen, ripped right out of the ground near the site where he died.<p>On Friday, when …

Charred human remains found in burning North Philly lot

Police are on the scene of where human remains were discovered after a fire on a lot in North Philadelphia.<p>The incident occurred around 10:30 a.m. …

Crews battle 2-alarm fire at Frankford building

Fire crews battled a two-alarm fire at a building in the Frankford section of Philadelphia.<p>The fire started around 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Orthodox …

Phila. Fire Department Celebrates Arrival Of Newest Member

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The Philadelphia Fire Department celebrated the arrival of a new fire truck in West Philadelphia on Wednesday.<p>Engine 68 held a …

Local Therapy Dogs In Orlando To Help First Responders Deal With The Tragedy

<i>By Kim Glovas</i><p><i>PHILADELPHIA (CBS) —</i> A team of six therapy dogs and their handlers, left Philadelphia International Airport today, heading to …

Philadelphia Hoarding Task Force Aims to Protect and Save Lives

Fire department stats show that eight people died in 2014 because of fires at hoarded properties<p>The coalition of roughly 25 agencies "seeks to …

Fire Breaks Out in Center City High-Rise

A sprinkler system prevented a Center City Philadelphia high-rise fire from spreading early Tuesday morning.<p>The blaze, believed to be electrical in …

WATCH: Man escapes flame engulfed home in N. Philadelphia

A witness captured a harrowing video of a flame-engulfed home in North Philadelphia in the moments before the fire department reportedly arrived at …

Man escapes house fire in Strawberry Mansion

A man was able to escape a home after it caught fire in the Strawberry Mansion section of Philadelphia.<p>The fire started around 5 p.m. Sunday.<p>Video …

Witnesses say people fled scene of car fire in S. Philly

A vehicle went up in flames in South Philadelphia.<p>It happened at Mifflin and South Hicks streets at 1:30 a.m. Monday.<p>Neighbors reported hearing the …

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Medic struck by vehicle's side view mirror in East Falls

A vehicle sideswiped a female medic, striking her with the side view mirror in Philadelphia's East Fall section.<p>The incident happened around 11:30 …

NB I-95 reopens hours after fiery crash

Traffic is moving again on I-95 in the Port Richmond section of Philadelphia after a tractor-trailer crash and fire shut down the northbound lanes …

Explosion at plant shakes South Philadelphia neighborhood

An explosion at a plant in South Philadelphia left residents feeling like they went through an earthquake Wednesday afternoon.<p>It happened at the …