Brief news items from around the River Wards.
Five local high school seniors who designed and painted safety-themed panels for a Bustleton firehouse were treated to some pizza, soda, hoagies and thanks.
Frankford residents are mourning the death of the well-known owner of a local auto sales business after fire ripped through his neighborhood home.
— Emotions ran smoking hot when Mayor Michael Nutter and Philadelphia Fire Department brass showed up for the dedication of a new firehouse in Tacony on Tuesday.
The Philadelphia Fire Department has a fire safety mobile app and safety guidelines to follow to avoid space heater fires, a common risk during the cold winter months in the River Wards.
The Philadelphia Gas Works will pay a $500,000 penalty to settle a 334-count state complaint stemming from a 2011 fatal explosion in Tacony.
“I think it's unbelievable after twenty-eight years that so many people remember him. I'm seeing people today who I haven't seen for years.” — Joseph Konrad's widow, Helen
In calling for Commissioner Lloyd Ayers’ resignation, Local 22 cites 'fatal mistakes' in the fire department's response to the April 9 fire in East Kensington.