To gain understanding and change attitudes through actions that are responsive to the public interest. To actively choose the best methods to implement fire prevention in the local community.
To create more effective and efficient fire prevention programs, while targeting particular fire problems and high-risk population groups. Most fires could be avoided and lives spared if people recognize the hazards and know the appropriate responses. Most fires start through the behavior of people, reflecting a lack of awareness. The major cause of injury, death and property loss due to fires can be attributed to a lack of understanding.
The Citizens for Fire Prevention Committee, a 501 (c) 3 non-profit corporation partners with the Philadelphia Fire Department to raise funds, analyze fire trends, determine high risk populations, develop intervention and outreach campaigns, provide program support materials, promote and implement new ideas and programs to help reduce death, injury and property destruction from fire within our communities throughout the City.
The committee membership is comprised of volunteers from the media, hospitals, schools, businesses, retirees, transportation and education. Members are selected upon recommendation and approved by the Executive Board of the Citizens for Fire Prevention Committee and then welcomed and sworn in by the Fire Commissioner at one of the committee’s semiannual luncheons.