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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

  • May
    24
    Board of Safety and Fire Prevention
    9:00 am to 1:00 pm

    Board of Safety and Fire Prevention

    May 24, 2022
    9:00 am to 1:00 pm, 4 hours
    Board of Safety and Fire Prevention Agenda: 

    *BOSFP Hearing Information: Due to COVID-19 restrictions, hearings are currently being held virtually. Email bosfp@phila.gov to request the link to 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.


     Address                                   BOS Case Number                 L&I File Number                    Time

    7384 STATE RD                       2022-004                                  21-114620                              9:00 AM
    5450 WISSAHICKON AVE     2022-008                                  22-001498                              9:30 AM
    37 STRAWBERRY ST              2022-014                                  22-018463                           10:00 AM
    311 N. 03RD ST                       2022-019                                 22-017080                            10:30 AM
    2401 PENNSYLVANIA AVE    2022-025                                 22-029015                            11:00 AM

  • Jun
    28
    Board of Safety and Fire Prevention
    9:00 am to 1:00 pm

    Board of Safety and Fire Prevention

    June 28, 2022
    9:00 am to 1:00 pm, 4 hours
    Board of Safety and Fire Prevention Agenda: 

    *BOSFP Hearing Information: Due to COVID-19 restrictions, hearings are currently being held virtually. Email bosfp@phila.gov to request the link to 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.


              Address                                   BOS Case Number                 L&I File Number                                         Time

  • Jul
    26
    Board of Safety and Fire Prevention
    9:00 am to 1:00 pm

    Board of Safety and Fire Prevention

    July 26, 2022
    9:00 am to 1:00 pm, 4 hours
    Board of Safety and Fire Prevention Agenda: 

    *BOSFP Hearing Information: Due to COVID-19 restrictions, hearings are currently being held virtually. Email bosfp@phila.gov to request the link to 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.


              Address                                   BOS Case Number                 L&I File Number                                         Time

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
Melvin Carrasquillo Acting Deputy Commissioner of L&I
Jeffrey Thompson Deputy Commissioner of Planning Sections of the Philadelphia Fire Department

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