The NFPA Urban Fire and Life Safety Task Force is meeting in Boston.The Task Force comprises representatives from large, urban fire departments whose roles encompass Community Risk Reduction. Members of the task force fill a variety of fire department roles including chief officers, fire and life safety educators, community relations officers, and data experts. Each year, task force members work on specific projects designed to assist urban fire departments across the globe implement strategic Community Risk Reduction programs.
Today, Task Force Chair Derrick Sawyer, deputy chief of the Philadelphia Fire Department and Derrick Phillips, battalion chief for the St. Louis Fire Department gave and overview of the Task Force white paper project: Community Risk Reduction: Doing More with More, which was the topic of an education session at NFPA Conference this past June in Las Vegas.
In addition, the Task Force is discussing the use of predictive analytics on community risk reduction and reducing risks among immigrant and refugee populations. The meeting concludes tomorrow.
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