firefighters

Forest fire.
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Tim Jimenez
June 10, 2019 - 8:46 am
HAMMONTON, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — Fire crews have contained a fast-moving fire that broke out at Wharton State Forest near Hammonton late Sunday night and burned 1,800 acres. Officials say the fire started somewhere south of the Atsion Lake area in the Pine Barrens. Albert Valentino with the New...
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Philadelphia Fire Department
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Shara Dae Howard
June 02, 2019 - 5:16 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia firefighters are mourning the loss of two of their own. Fire officials say Sunday morning, while in Cape May, an off-duty firefighter died competing in the Escape the Cape Triathlon. There is no word yet on the cause of death. We @PhillyFireDept mourn the...
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Disney firefirghters
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May 31, 2019 - 5:20 pm
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Firefighters for Walt Disney World's private government say they're understaffed and that poses a safety risk as the Florida theme park resort grows even bigger with this year's openings of a new Star Wars land and air gondolas. "We just don't have enough firefighters...
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Philadelphia Fire Department
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Pat Loeb
May 01, 2019 - 6:08 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Philadelphia Fire Department has nearly 300 vacant positions, which the city's financial watchdog says is the reason the department's overtime shot up by more than $11 million between January and March. Fire Commissioner Adam Thiel was asked about it at City...
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Another name is added to the Living Flame Memorial at Franklin Square Park as each year, the service honors police officers and firefighters who have died in the line of duty.
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Steve Tawa
May 01, 2019 - 4:17 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Another name is added to the Living Flame Memorial at Franklin Square Park as each year, the service honors police officers and firefighters who have died in the line of duty. Fire Capt. Benny Hutchins is remembered for the 34 years he spent with the department,...
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French Interior Minister Christophe Castaner, right, Paris mayor Anne Hidalgo, left, and other officials Paris walk by Notre Dame cathedral Thursday, April 18, 2019 in Paris.
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April 18, 2019 - 12:55 pm
By Elaine Ganley and Sylvie Corbet PARIS (AP) — Paris police investigators think an electrical short-circuit most likely caused the fire at Notre Dame Cathedral, a police official said Thursday, as France paid a daylong tribute to the firefighters who saved the world-renowned landmark. A judicial...
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Port Richmond fire
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April 07, 2019 - 9:58 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) - Crews are on the scene as a fire in the Port Richmond section of the city reaches four alarms. In #PortRichmond in the area Aramingo Ave and Wheatsheaf Ln @PhillyFireDept are operating at a 2-alarm warehouse fire pic.twitter.com/SNzhfvGR3L — Traffic on the Twos (@...
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Claire Risoldi
Pennsylvania Office of the Attorney General
Jim Melwert
January 15, 2019 - 5:44 pm
DOYLESTOWN (KYW Newsradio) — The Bucks County woman who accused firefighters of stealing millions of dollars of jewelry from her Buckingham mansion is now on trial for insurance fraud in Doylestown. In opening statements, state prosecutor Linda Montag says Claire Risoldi was never satisfied, always...
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Willey Farms near Townsend, Delaware, selling Christmas trees, wreaths and roping. The business sustained massive damage during a fire in November 2018.
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Michelle Durham
December 06, 2018 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — As you decorate your home and prepare to fill it with those you love most, experts say there is one important step in the tree-trimming and stocking-stuffing process you should not overlook: safety. Deputy Chief of Fire Prevention for the Philadelphia Fire Department...
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Christmas tree decorations.
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Michelle Durham
December 05, 2018 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — It's the most wonderful time of the year, and also among the most hectic. But taking a second look for holiday hazards could be the best gift you give your family this year. Safety never takes a holiday. Just ask Deputy Chief of Fire Prevention for the Philadelphia...
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