Black firefighters share their experiences as they strive to further Black and Brown representation in the field.
Fighting fires isn’t for everyone and it wasn’t something Lt. Joe Sroka imagined himself doing. As his career approaches three full decades on the job, Sroka has spent the past 20 years as an officer in the [continue reading…]
https://vimeo.com/75172055] After battling with the city’s firefighters over their arbitration award, Mayor Michael Nutter pulled an about-face and dropped the city’s appeal of the award. The mayor announced that the city was dropping the award [continue reading…]
You could say that George Bucher was just entering the family business. After all, his father, uncle and grandfather all served on the Philadelphia Fire Department. Now in his 39th year as a fireman Bucher grew [continue reading…]
“He wanted smiles, but he was taking credit for what was already needed for years,” explains a firefighter of Ladder 21 and Engine 9. The “he” in question was Mayor Nutter on Feb. 5, at [continue reading…]