The Urban Fire Safety Task Force is composed of public fire safety educators/community risk reduction officers from North American cities with populations of 250,000 or more. Members presently are from 26 cities. The purpose of the Task Force is to examine the unique challenges facing fire and life safety educators in large cities. The task force develops strategies to address those challenges and shares them with large city fire departments. The task force also looks at how to implement the recommendations of the 2007 Urban Fire Safety Report (PDF, 737 KB) in an increasing number of North American cities.
Some of the issues that the task force is currently addressing are staffing public education programs, best practices in school outreach programs, and firefighters outreach to high-risk communities.
Urban Fire Safety Task Force meeting minutes