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Board of Safety and Fire Prevention

Hearing appeals related to the City's Fire Code.

Board of Safety and Fire Prevention

What we do

The Board of Safety and Fire Prevention (BOSFP) is an advisory board to the Philadelphia Fire Department. The board:

  • Hears appeals of violations of the Philadelphia Fire Code issued to a property owner by the Department of Licenses and Inspections (L&I).
  • Recommends actions on appeals of Fire Code violations to the commissioner of the Philadelphia Fire Department.
  • Offers advice on the interpretation and the application of the Philadelphia Fire Code on various matters associated with fire safety and prevention.
  • Makes suggestions on possible changes to the Fire Code.

Connect

Address
240 Spring Garden St.
Philadelphia, PA 19123-2991

Events

  • Mar
    23
    BOSFP
    9:00 am to 1:00 pm

    BOSFP

    March 23, 2021
    9:00 am to 1:00 pm, 4 hours
    Board of Safety and Fire Prevention Agenda: March 23, 2021

    *BOSFP Hearing Information: Due to COVID-19, all hearings will be held virtually. Email bosfp@phila.gov to request the link to join the meeting.

    *Public Comment: Submit all public comments to bosfp@phila.gov. There will also be an opportunity for public comment at the end of the hearing.

  • Apr
    27
    BOSFP
    9:00 am to 1:00 pm

    BOSFP

    April 27, 2021
    9:00 am to 1:00 pm, 4 hours
    Board of Safety and Fire Prevention Agenda: April 27, 2021

    *BOSFP Hearing Information: Due to COVID-19, all hearings will be held virtually. Email bosfp@phila.gov to request the link to join the meeting.

    *Public Comment: Submit all public comments to bosfp@phila.gov. There will also be an opportunity for public comment at the end of the hearing.


    9:00 AM - BOS Case# 2020-019 - 303 S 51st St  
    Re: L&I Violation# CF-2020-000543

    09:45 AM - BOS Case# 2020-024 - 500 N 18th St  
    Re: L&I Violation# CF-2020-070139  

Staff

Name Job title Phone #
John Dimes Fire Lieutenant
Michael A. Jackson Fire Lieutenant
Julian Sellers Fire Captain
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Resources

Board members

Name Title Email Phone
Roland W. Hall, P.E. Chairperson, Fire Protection Systems and Life Safety Expert
Jeffrey LaSalle, P.E. Fire Protection Engineer
John E. Kampmeyer, F.NSPE, F.SFPE, F.ASHRAE Fire Protection Systems and Life Safety Expert
John Higgins Fire Protection Systems and Life Safety Expert
Craig Murphy Deputy Fire Commissioner of Planning & Community Risk Reduction
Charles LePre Deputy Fire Chief, BOSFP Administrator
Melvin Carrasquillo Acting Deputy Commissioner of L&I
Stan Kelsall Fire Protection Systems and Life Safety Expert

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