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After days of mourning, funeral set for 1st female Philly firefighter killed in line of duty

  • In this undated photo provided by the Philadelphia Fire Department, firefighter Joyce Craig Lewis is shown. Craig Lewis, an eleven-year veteran is the first female member of the department killed in the line of duty. She died after being trapped in the basement of a burning row home on Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014.  (AP Photo/Philadelphia Fire Department)

    In this undated photo provided by the Philadelphia Fire Department, firefighter Joyce Craig Lewis is shown. Craig Lewis, an eleven-year veteran is the first female member of the department killed in the line of duty. She died after being trapped in the basement of a burning row home on Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014. (AP Photo/Philadelphia Fire Department)  (The Associated Press)

  • Firefighters Jacquie Packard, left, Brittney Kern-Hughes, third from right, Donna Garrett, second from right and Unique Lawrence, right, listen to remarks from family members during a funeral service in Philadelphia, Saturday Dec. 13, 2014, for fallen Philadelphia firefighter Joyce Craig who died while battling a house fire Tuesday morning.  Craig is the first female Philadelphia firefighter killed in the line of duty. (AP Photo/ Joseph Kaczmarek)

    Firefighters Jacquie Packard, left, Brittney Kern-Hughes, third from right, Donna Garrett, second from right and Unique Lawrence, right, listen to remarks from family members during a funeral service in Philadelphia, Saturday Dec. 13, 2014, for fallen Philadelphia firefighter Joyce Craig who died while battling a house fire Tuesday morning. Craig is the first female Philadelphia firefighter killed in the line of duty. (AP Photo/ Joseph Kaczmarek)  (The Associated Press)

  • Pallbearers carry the casket of fallen Philadelphia firefighter Joyce Craig, Saturday Dec. 13, 2014, following a funeral service in Philadelphia. Craig, who died while battling a house fire Tuesday morning, is the first female Philadelphia firefighter killed in the line of duty. (AP Photo/ Joseph Kaczmarek)

    Pallbearers carry the casket of fallen Philadelphia firefighter Joyce Craig, Saturday Dec. 13, 2014, following a funeral service in Philadelphia. Craig, who died while battling a house fire Tuesday morning, is the first female Philadelphia firefighter killed in the line of duty. (AP Photo/ Joseph Kaczmarek)  (The Associated Press)

The first female Philadelphia firefighter killed in the line of duty is being remembered as an advocate for her comrades who also held them to the same high level of performance she embodied.

Mayor Michael Michael Nutter, fire Commissioner Derrick Sawyer and others spoke Saturday at Joyce Craig's funeral of her strong work ethic, resilience and leadership.

The 36-year-old mother of two died Tuesday after becoming trapped in the basement of a burning home where an elderly woman was later rescued.

Nutter says the 11-year veteran will be posthumously promoted to lieutenant. The announcement drew applause inside the packed funeral home and from hundreds of firefighters watching on a large screen outside.