Leadership

Everyone in Philadelphia Hears About Fire Prevention

Issue 8 and Volume 121.

Everyone in Philadelphia Hears About Fire Prevention —Philadelphia F.D. photos. In the Philadelphia Fire Department, fire prevention is a way of life —365 days a year. This total involvement of the city’s fire fighters extends to schools, factories, institutions, hospitals, high-rise buildings and even playgrounds. The fruits of this expansive effort to sell fire prevention wherever and whenever an opportunity exists are the many awards received. During the last 15 years, Philadelphia has won four grand awards in the National Fire Protection Association annual fire prevention contest. During that time, the Philadelphia Fire Department also has been first in its population division seven times and in second place four times. The junior fire department program in the schools is co-sponsored by the Philadelphia Fire Department and the Sears-Roebuck Foundation. The junior fire department units are composed of students in the fourth to eighth grades, or the four highest grades of…

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