Daily Dispatch: Pennsylvania News
Erie Fire Chief Guy Santone to Retire
Thu, 10 Oct 2019 13:45:25 -0700
The leader of the Erie Fire Department will retire at the end of this year. Erie News Now has learned that Chief Guy Santone will step down after 33 years with the city. He has been chief since 2016. He was chief inspector for 8 years prior to becoming fire chief. Santone says his most vivid memory is right after the first big fire he fought after joining the department many years ago.
- PUB DATE: 10/10/2019 1:45:25 PM - SOURCE: WICU-TV Channel 12 Erie
Smoke Rises After Explosion, Partial Collapse of Northeast Philadelphia Home
Fri, 11 Oct 2019 03:03:03 -0700
A gas explosion tore off part of a Northeast Philadelphia home Thursday, leaving debris strewn on the ground below. The incident around 12:45 p.m. took out a wall of a twin home that is split into apartments along Pearson Avenue at Gillespie Street, not far from Frankford Avenue, Philadelphia police said.
- PUB DATE: 10/11/2019 3:03:03 AM - SOURCE: WCAU-TV NBC 10 Philadelphia
Fatal Erie Daycare Fire That Killed 5 Children Ruled An Accident
Thu, 10 Oct 2019 17:06:35 -0700
The fatal Erie daycare fire that claimed the lives of five children was ruled an accident. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives Philadelphia Field Division, the Allegheny County Fire Marshal’s Office and the Erie Police and Fire Departments investigated the fire and announced its conclusion on Thursday.
- PUB DATE: 10/10/2019 5:06:35 PM - SOURCE: KDKA-TV CBS 2 Pittsburgh
Related: Erie City Council Discusses Daycare Inspection Reform
Thu, 10 Oct 2019 19:37:28 -0700
Erie City Council held a study session Thursday night, to discuss proposed changes to daycare inspection protocol. The proposed ordinance would give licenses to all daycare facilities, which would be valid for one year. Then the city would know where all daycares are located, and inspectors can notify the public when a daycare license has expired.
- PUB DATE: 10/10/2019 7:37:28 PM - SOURCE: WICU-TV Channel 12 Erie
Lloydsville, Marguerite firefighters honored for Route 30 rescue
Fri, 11 Oct 2019 00:00:00 -0700
Nine volunteer firefighters from two Westmoreland County companies were honored by the county commissioners Thursday for their quick action far from home. The firefighters, from Lloydsville and Marguerite departments, were traveling in a convoy Oct. 3 to Maryland, where they planned to attend the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial.
- PUB DATE: 10/11/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Tribune-Review
What's that noise? Philadelphia participates in citywide fire drill
Thu, 10 Oct 2019 20:38:41 -0700
Sirens blared for at least a minute across Philadelphia on Thursday as part of a fire drill designed to encourage all residents to think about fire safety. The drill was part of National Fire Prevention Week which ties into National Fire Prevention Month. "It means that much to us to make sure that the citizens are protected," said Deputy Fire Commissioner Craig Murphy.
- PUB DATE: 10/10/2019 8:38:41 PM - SOURCE: WPVI-TV 6 ABC.com
Bethlehem Fire Department honors 3 retired firefighters who died in the last year
Wed, 09 Oct 2019 16:46:25 -0700
Every year during Fire Prevention Week, firefighters in Bethlehem come together to honor those they've lost in the last year. Bethlehem's fire department on Wednesday honored three retired firefighters who passed away. It's a similar scene each year, and it's something Bethlehem Fire Chief Warren Achey feels will always have the utmost importance.
- PUB DATE: 10/9/2019 4:46:25 PM - SOURCE: WFMZ-TV Channel 69
21 people displaced, 4 homes damaged by fire in Reading
Wed, 09 Oct 2019 20:41:42 -0700
A two-alarm fire in northwest Reading displaced 21 people Wednesday afternoon. The fire damaged at least four rowhomes in the 100 block of West Greenwich Street. "Completely covered in flames in the back," witness Michael Vivna said. "Very traumatic, because you never know when it could happen to your house," said neighbor Mary Jane Weikel, who lives just down the street.
- PUB DATE: 10/9/2019 8:41:42 PM - SOURCE: WFMZ-TV Channel 69
Update: Sharon’s restored bell returns to the fire department
Thu, 10 Oct 2019 00:00:00 -0700
As far as former Sharon Mayor Bob Price was concerned, the city’s bell returned Tuesday to the only place it ever belonged. “It should come back to the fire house because it was a fire department bell,” former he said. “This should be the final place it is, because this is where the history started.
- PUB DATE: 10/10/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Sharon Herald
Arson at abandoned William Penn High School in Harrisburg under investigation
Wed, 09 Oct 2019 09:59:19 -0700
A fire that was set intentionally at the old William Penn High School in Harrisburg is under investigation. Witnesses reported seeing young people running from the abandoned building around the time of Tuesday afternoon's fire. The fire chief said the department has responded to fires at the building in the past.
- PUB DATE: 10/9/2019 9:59:19 AM - SOURCE: WGAL.com Pennsylvania's Channel 8
Pittsburgh: Congressman, State Representative go through firefighter training
Wed, 09 Oct 2019 14:44:25 -0700
VIDEO: It's National Fire Prevention Week - and that's a perfect time to talk about fire safety. We all know that fighting a fire can be dangerous and that mere seconds can mean the difference between life and death when a structure is burning. But what is it really like to wear the gear, hold the hose and rescue a person? Channel 11 Reporter Rick Earle gets an exclusive inside look at the training local firefighters are going through so they can keep our area safe.
- PUB DATE: 10/9/2019 2:44:25 PM - SOURCE: WPXI-TV NBC 11 Pittsburgh
Row home fire displaces 4 York residents
Wed, 09 Oct 2019 16:38:01 -0700
Four people were displaced by a row home fire Wednesday afternoon in York. The fire was discovered at around 4 p.m. in the 200 block of Walnut Street. "All of a sudden, I saw all this smoke, and I couldn't figure it out, so I started running into the bathroom, trying to throw water on it. But by the time everybody who could see it on the outside came and told us to get out of the house, it was coming out of both sides of the house," said fire victim Sheila Lewis.
- PUB DATE: 10/9/2019 4:38:01 PM - SOURCE: WGAL.com Pennsylvania's Channel 8
Auditor General releases nearly $60 million to help volunteer firefighters statewide
Tue, 08 Oct 2019 09:06:50 -0700
Auditor General Eugene DePasquale today announced he has released nearly $60 million in aid to support volunteer firefighters across Pennsylvania – a nearly $5 million increase over last year. “State aid provided to volunteer firefighters’ relief associations helps dedicated first responders save lives and protect our communities,” DePasquale said during a visit to the Steelton Fire Department in Dauphin County.
- PUB DATE: 10/8/2019 9:06:50 AM - SOURCE: WPMT-TV Fox 43
9 left homeless, firefighter hurt in Fairview house fire
Tue, 08 Oct 2019 16:44:11 -0700
Dara Stover had difficulty finding the words to describe her feelings. “Surreal,” she finally said, as she looked at the fire damage to her house on Tuesday afternoon. “I can’t believe this is happening,” she said, after a pause. “Again.” Dara Stover, 52, her husband, Fred, and their family are homeless after their home was heavily damaged in a fire on Tuesday morning.
- PUB DATE: 10/8/2019 4:44:11 PM - SOURCE: Erie Times & News
Officials: No plans to reconsider Plymouth Township Fire and Rescue
Tue, 08 Oct 2019 02:00:46 -0700
After decertifying the township’s lone fire company, Plymouth Twp. leaders say they are negotiating with officials in neighboring towns to provide fire coverage and have no plans to reconsider their decision to stop using Plymouth Twp. Fire and Rescue. “We can’t afford that fire hall,” Supervisor Joseph Yudichak said.
- PUB DATE: 10/8/2019 2:00:46 AM - SOURCE: Wilkes-Barre Citizens' Voice - Metered Site
Woman Burned in Apparent Home Explosion in Bradford County
Tue, 08 Oct 2019 18:38:30 -0700
Authorities say a woman was badly burned in a fire at a mobile home park in Bradford County. Crews were called to Meredith Colony Lane near Towanda around 1 p.m. Tuesday for a reported explosion. A woman and her two dogs were inside at the time, according to state police. The trailer was nearly leveled and still burning when crews arrived.
- PUB DATE: 10/8/2019 6:38:30 PM - SOURCE: WNEP-TV Newswatch 16
East Brandywine firefighters and police officers participate in a joint training initiative
Wed, 09 Oct 2019 03:16:55 -0700
In a unique joint training initiative, the East Brandywine Fire Company firefighters recently trained members of the entire East Brandywine Police Department in three separate areas of the fire service as a way to assist firefighters on the fire ground. Police Lt. Jeff Yankevich and Deputy Fire Chief Joe Edwards came up with the training idea, and Fire Chief Vince D’Amico identified three areas that he thought would be of great assistance to the fire department.
- PUB DATE: 10/9/2019 3:16:55 AM - SOURCE: Phoenixville News
Fire Destroys Home in Dunmore
Wed, 09 Oct 2019 02:48:12 -0700
A house was destroyed by an early morning fire in Dunmore. Fire crews said a woman who lived inside the home on North Blakely Street got out safely with her pets after her smoke alarm went off. “When I pulled up, all you could see is yellow, yellow was going over the porch from the fire, which, it’s just incredible how fire spreads.
- PUB DATE: 10/9/2019 2:48:12 AM - SOURCE: WNEP-TV Newswatch 16
Children found in smoke-filled Coplay home after mother torches mattress, cops say
Mon, 07 Oct 2019 14:26:17 -0700
A 28-year-old Coplay mother is accused of setting fire to a mattress in her South Seventh Street apartment during a fight with her husband Saturday night, endangering her two small children. Elisabet Martinez Genao faces several counts of felony arson, reckless burning and recklessly endangering another person.
- PUB DATE: 10/7/2019 2:26:17 PM - SOURCE: Lehigh Valley News-Express Times
New firefighters honored, sworn in at Harrisburg Fire Awards
Mon, 07 Oct 2019 23:58:16 -0700
The city of Harrisburg kicked off Fire Prevention Week by honoring those who risk their lives. Monday was the annual Fire Awards Ceremony. Firefighters were honored for their life saving efforts on the Susquehanna River and out at various fires. Seven new fire officers who were recently promoted were also sworn in.
- PUB DATE: 10/7/2019 11:58:16 PM - SOURCE: CBS 21 News
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