Someone take a photo for a firefighter of Vice President Joe Biden during his speech at the Pennsylvania Convention Center July 25. Photo/Michelle Alton
Vice President Joe Biden was in Philadelphia Wednesday to address the national firefighters union on behalf of the Obama administration.
“You folks are special,” he said to the firefighting crowd. “You really are; you’re just special. I think I know you guys.We should be cutting your taxes and helping cities and states maintain their fire service.”
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Jack Slivinski, left, with his father, also a Philadelphia firefighter. Photo courtesy of the New York Post.
Nation’s Bravest, the calendar featuring firefighters from around the country, will host the Mr. Philly Benefit Wednesday, Sept. 7 to highlight two main goals: raise money for the Local 22 Widow’s Fund and honor Jack Slivinski, a firefighter who took his own life earlier this summer and who posed for the calendar.
The benefit will be held at Kings Oak in Northern Liberties, near Slivinski’s former station with the fire department. continue reading »