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    PHILADELPHIA UNIT REACTIVATIONS

    In the very near future (Promotions are this Thursday, 12/20) The PFD will be reactivating Division 3, Battalion 5 and Battalion 6.  Division 3 and Battalion 6 have been out of service since 1983.  Battalion 5 has been out of service since 1993. Division 1 will remain at Squad 47 in Grays Ferry...
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    NEW PHILADELPHIA APPARATUS BOOK

    FROM HORSES TO HORSEPOWER, A HISTORY OF PHILADELPHIA FIRE APPARATUS 1871 TO 2017 has just been released.  The author is PFD Historian Jack Wright who also writes the Philadelphia column in Fire Apparatus Journal.  272 pages. $45. Available from Fireman's Hall Museum or online.  Great read so far.
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    PHILADELPHIA, PA LODD

    Philadelphia had a LODD this morning at 2220 North Colorado Street in North Philadelphia near the Temple University Campus.  Companies from the Third and Eighth Battalions would normally respond here.  More details at an appropriate time.
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    NEW BOOK RELEASED - A FIREFIGHTERS JOURNAL

    A FIREFIGHTERS JOURNAL - Thirty Seven Years on the Firegrounds and in the Firehouses of Philadelphia - by Robert John Marchisello was released last week.  It is available through Amazon.  From the back cover " A Firefighter's Journal is a gritty glimpse into the true nature of firefighting - an...
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    INSIDE LONDON FIRE BRIGADE

    I came across a three part series INSIDE LONDON FIRE BRIGADE on you tube.  Each episode is about 45 minutes.  I found it to be an interesting look at the operation of the LFB.  Had to be done quite recently because there is a lot of Grenfell Tower coverage. 
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    FIRE APPARATUS INDUSTRY NEWS

    FERRARA Fire Apparatus has been acquired by the REV GROUP who also own E-ONE and KME.  The deal closed yesterday.
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    PHILADELPHIA DISPATCH POLICY

    For those of you who follow Philadelphia I was told that effective today all structural fires will get dispatched as a FULL BOX ASSIGNMENT (4 Engines, 2 Ladders, 2 Battalion Chiefs) plus a Medic Unit.  Rescue Company 1 also responds automatically on Center City Boxes.  Previously dwelling fires...
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    Philadelphia, PA- 4th Alarm Train Crash 05-12-15

    There is a major Amtrak accident on the Northeast Corridor in Philadelphia.  Mass casualty incident and presently at 3 Alarms.  Vicinity of Frankford Avenue & Wheatsheaf Lane in Lower Northeast section of the city. Engine 7, Ladder 10, Battalion 10 first due.
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    PHILADELPHIA LODD

    Philadelphia lost a female firefighter early this morning in a cellar fire.  The job was in the West Oak Lane section ( Battalion 2 ) on the 1600 Block of Middleton Street.
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    PENNSYLVANIA TURNPIKE

    PA Turnpike closed Eastbound between Willow Grove and Philadelphia due to accidents.  Several accidents involving a reported 100 vehicles.  Live coverage on most Philly TV stations.  Major fire and EMS response.  EMS units from as far as Burlington County, NJ.  You can listen to Bucks County PA...
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    FIRE IN PHILADELPHIA FIREHOUSE

    A PFD Medic Unit caught fire this morning inside the quarters of Snorkel 2, Battalion 4 at 4th & Arch Streets in Center City Philadelphia.  Engine compartment of the medic unit was well involved and the fire heavily damaged the apparatus room.  I am not gifted enough to attach the video that was...
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    BROOKLYN DEPARTMENT STORE FIRE

    Reading about the job in Macy's in downtown Brooklyn brought something to mind.  Does anybody have info on a department store fire in Brooklyn sometime in the 70s.  I seem to remember it was a daytime fire with civilian deaths.  Thanks !
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