Funeral Held for Philadelphia Firefighter Who Died Tuesday From a Heart Attack

It's been a sad morning in Port Richmond. Philadelphia Mayor John Street and Fire Commissioner Harold Hairston attended funeral services for firefighter James Allen who died Tuesday from a heart attack.


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Port Richmond - October 10, 2003 -- It's been a sad morning in Port Richmond. Philadelphia Mayor John Street and Fire Commissioner Harold Hairston attended funeral services for firefighter James Allen who died Tuesday from a heart attack.

He collapsed while on the roof of a burning row-home. Fellow firefighters tried but failed to revive the 49-year-old veteran of the department.

Allen was the son of a firefighter. He leaves behind a wife and two children.