Published on October 31, 2012


Kwame Cooper, Assistant Chief of the City of Los Angeles Fire Department and Chairperson of NFPA’s Urban Fire Safety Task Force, summarizes points made in NFPA’s Urban Fire Safety Project Report.


Derrick Sawyer, Deputy Chief of Philadelphia Fire Departments Fire Prevention Division and member of NFPA's Urban Fire Safety Task Force discusses Task Force recommendations on public education and outreach to fire departments in cities with population of 250,000 or more. Chief Sawyer give examples of how two of these recommendations were implemented in the city of Philadelphia.


Deputy Chief Sawyer Operation of the Philadelphia Fire Department and member of NFPA's Urban Fire Safety Task Force, describes Operation Save a Life and explains how the Philadelphia Fire Department executed a plan to install smoke alarms in high-risk to fire neighborhoods in Philadelphia.


Deputy Chief Derrick Sawyer, Philadelphia Fire Department, and member of NFPA's Urban Fire Safety Task Force, shares information on emerging issues for cities and how to become a member of the Urban Fire Safety Task Force.

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