Feel Good Friday - Jason Marcinkiewicz: Philadelphia’s Firefighter of the Year

October 12, 2018

Jason Marcinkiewicz is named Philadelphia's 2018 Firefighter of the Year. 

On June 8, the 13-year veteran was on his way to work when he came upon a burning house on Lehigh Avenue near Almond Street in Port Richmond. He noticed two women in panic, poking their heads out of third-floor windows, threatening to jump as smoke billowed out from behind. Lt. Jack Foley, the officer in charge that day, said instincts and training then kicked in.  

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In addition to the award, Kenney issued a proclamation declaring Oct. 7 to 13 as Fire Prevention Week in Philadelphia.