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Influential legislator calls for major changes to Pennsylvania’s firefighting … – WTAE Pittsburgh

WTAE PittsburghInfluential legislator calls for major changes to Pennsylvania's firefighting ...WTAE Pittsburgh—After a four-month investigation by Pittsburgh's Action News 4 into fire response times and a sharp drop-off in the number of volunteer firefighters, an influential state legislator is calling for a major overhaul of Pennsylvania's volunteer fire ...and more » Continue reading

Burning pickup truck sparks brush fire off Northeast Extension – Allentown Morning Call

Allentown Morning CallBurning pickup truck sparks brush fire off Northeast ExtensionAllentown Morning CallEmergency broadcasters report a pickup truck hauling tanks caught fire Sunday evening and rolled into a wooded area off the Pennsylvania Turnpike Extension in Washington Township, Lehigh County. Emergency broadcasters report a pickup truck hauling ... Continue reading

Computer glitch keeps Western Pennsylvania fire departments from reporting fires – WTAE Pittsburgh

WTAE PittsburghComputer glitch keeps Western Pennsylvania fire departments from reporting firesWTAE Pittsburgh"The one person that's supposed to oversee the fire service in Pennsylvania -- if their own home departments are having problems, we have a problem,” Wissel said. The reports are not mandatory but the federal government requires them for departments ...and more » Continue reading

Pennsylvania does not require volunteer firefighters to be trained – WTAE Pittsburgh

WTAE PittsburghPennsylvania does not require volunteer firefighters to be trainedWTAE PittsburghReporter Paul Van Osdol asked Pennsylvania state Fire Commissioner Tim Solobay if Pennsylvania firefighters also deserve that assurance. "I think in a perfect world, sure, that would be great to have," said Solobay. "But again, with the way things have ... Continue reading

Decline in fire volunteers in Pennsylvania hits ‘crisis stage’ – Tribune-Review

Decline in fire volunteers in Pennsylvania hits 'crisis stage'Tribune-ReviewThe decline in volunteers manning Pennsylvania fire stations has reached what Sen. Kim Ward Wednesday called “crisis level,” and she said it is well past the time for lawmakers to address the issue. “It's time for us to take action,” Ward, R-Hempfield ... Continue reading

Pennsylvania Law Aimed at Silencing Prisoners Like Mumia Abu-Jamal … – Firedoglake

UPI.comPennsylvania Law Aimed at Silencing Prisoners Like Mumia Abu-Jamal ...FiredoglakeA federal judge has ruled that a Pennsylvania law passed to silence prisoners, like Mumia Abu-Jamal, who speak about mass incarceration and other criminal justice issues from jail violates freedom of speech and due process rights guaranteed under the ...Pennsylvania law limiting speech of prisoners struck downUPI.comPennsylvania's 'revictimizing' law is 'manifestly unconstitutional,' federal ...lehighvalleylive.comPennsylvania law limiting speech of convicted felons declared unconstitutionalFOX43.comOpEdNews -WHP Harrisburgall 67 news articles » Continue reading

Oldham County students safe after tour bus catches fire in Pennsylvania – WLKY Louisville

WLKY LouisvilleOldham County students safe after tour bus catches fire in PennsylvaniaWLKY LouisvilleOldham County School officials said about 150 eighth-grade students were on a weeklong field trip to Washington, D.C., and New York City when one of three buses caught fire in Pennsylvania, near the West Virginia border, about 6 a.m. Thursday as the ...Ky. students aboard tour bus that caught fire in PennsylvaniaWKYTall 26 news articles » Continue reading

Firefighters help 5-year-old Pennsylvania boy get down after he climbs 30 feet … – Fox News

Huffington PostFirefighters help 5-year-old Pennsylvania boy get down after he climbs 30 feet ...Fox NewsFirefighters had to be called to help a 5-year-old Pennsylvania boy out of a tree after he climbed up 30 feet to see the inside of a squirrel nest. Mercedes Jones tells WJAC-TV (http://bit.ly/1PHqEaQ) her son, Landon, climbed the pine tree in Orchard ...Firefighters help 5-year-old boy who climbed 30-foot treeBerkshire Eagle (subscription)all 55 news articles » Continue reading

45000 chickens killed in central Pennsylvania farm fires – Allentown Morning Call

Allentown Morning Call45000 chickens killed in central Pennsylvania farm firesAllentown Morning CallAuthorities say more than 45,000 chickens have been killed in fires this week at two central Pennsylvania farms. Authorities say more than 45,000 chickens have been killed in fires this week at two central Pennsylvania farms. (FILE PHOTO, THE MORNING ...45000 Chickens Killed in Pennsylvania Farm FireAgWeball 17 news articles » Continue reading

Small fire put out at Exelon’s Pennsylvania nuclear power plant – Reuters

Small fire put out at Exelon's Pennsylvania nuclear power plantReutersApril 5 (Reuters) - Exelon Corp said on Sunday that a small electrical fire was extinguished in the reactor building at its 2,264-megawatt Limerick nuclear power plant in Pennsylvania. "The fire was contained in an electrical panel that overheated ...and more » Continue reading