Philadelphia honors its fallen firefighters and police officials, including Lt. Robert Neary and fireman Daniel Sweeney, during the Living Flame Memorial.
— Hundreds turn out during services in tribute to firefighters Robert Neary and Daniel Sweeney, who died while battling an April 9 blaze in Kensington.
Flames inside a Frankford rowhouse caused heavy property damage but no injuries on Saturday afternoon, according to the Philadelphia Fire Department.
Philadelphia firefighters put out three fires in the Northeast on Sunday and doused another on Nov. 22.
Careless smoking was the cause of an apartment building fire that claimed the life of a Wissinoming man on Nov. 8, according to the Philadelphia Fire Department.
Lt. Francis “Buddy” Werner was among 19 members of the Philadelphia Fire Department’s Rescue 1 who dispatched to New York on the morning of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center.
In 1954, 10 firefighters died from injuries they suffered in an Oct. 28 chemical explosion at Berg Laboratories in North Philadelphia. An 11th firefighter was permanently disabled in the blast and perished four years later.
Members of the Philadelphia Fire Department community and the general public are invited to attend the Mr. Philly Benefit for Local 22 Widows’ Fund on Wednesday, Sept. 7, from 6 to 9 p.m., at Kings Oak in the Piazza, 1001 N. Second St., in Northern Liberties.