Adam Thiel

Philadelphia Fire Academy's 197th class had a socially distant graduation ceremony.
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Justin Udo
July 13, 2020 - 2:14 pm
It's a special day for the 64 cadets in the Philadelphia Fire Academy's 197th class. Their socially distant graduation ceremony on Monday marked the end of one journey and the start of another. They are now all on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more here.
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Eric Gore
Philadelphia Fire Department
John McDevitt
June 03, 2020 - 5:36 pm
After a month-long battle with COVID-19, a Philadelphia firefighter has died. Read more here.
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Fire Commissioner Adam Thiel
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John McDevitt
June 02, 2020 - 6:49 pm
Additional resources are being brought in to assist the Philadelphia Fire Department with its challenges as protests continue in Philadelphia. Read more here.
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Firefighters at Broad and Chew streets
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Tim Jimenez
June 01, 2020 - 7:46 am
After a weekend marked by protests, riots and fires sparked by the death of George Floyd, a Black man, at the hands of a white Minneapolis police officer, businesses continued to burn in Philadelphia on Monday morning. Officials say they’ve had to fight around 300 fires since the unrest started on...
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Photo of the day after a massive South Philly row home explosion.
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John McDevitt
December 20, 2019 - 12:02 pm
The two people who were presumed to be dead after Thursday’s row home explosion and fire have been located under the debris. Read more here.
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Philadelphia Energy Solutions
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KYW Staff
November 26, 2019 - 1:14 pm
Philadelphia's PES Advisory Committee has released a report reviewing the city's response to the June 2019 refinery explosion and looking at the future options for the site. Read more here.
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Fire Commissioner Adam Thiel at the reopening of an Old City firehouse.
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John McDevitt
November 22, 2019 - 4:00 am
The Philadelphia Fire Department is reopening four of seven engine companies that were decommissioned nearly 11 years ago during the recession. Read more here.
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Fire Commissioner Adam Thiel delivers a briefing on the state of affairs at the site of the Philadelphia Energy Solutions refinery explosion.
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Pat Loeb
September 24, 2019 - 1:31 pm
Fire officials have finally declared the fire at the Philadelphia Energy Solutions refinery "under control," three months after an explosion rocked its West Philadelphia neighborhood in the middle of the night. "Under control" means that hazardous materials have essentially been eliminated from the...
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Fire Commissioner Adam Thiel press conference
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Paul Kurtz
August 30, 2019 - 1:15 pm
Fire and emergency management officials say they've taken a big step forward in the ongoing response to this summer's fire at the Philadelphia Energy Solutions refinery in South Philadelphia.
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Refinery fire
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Pat Loeb
August 08, 2019 - 6:56 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Workers have begun the dangerous task of disposing of hydrofluoric acid at the Philadelphia Energy Solutions refinery, shut down since a disastrous fire in June. Officials predict the process will take weeks to complete. Hydroflouric acid, or HF, is so toxic that a...
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