PHILADELPHIA – 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.