Mayor Kenney ends fire department's 'brownout' policy

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Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney on Thursday ordered an end to the fire department's controversial "brownouts" policy. (WPVI)

Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney on Thursday ordered an end to the fire department's controversial "brownout" policy.


A rotating list of fire stations would close in an effort to save money.

Firefighters hailed Thursday's decision, saying the temporary shutdowns affected response times.
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