PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – The annual Citizens For Fire Prevention luncheon was held Friday and Philadelphia’s Fire Commissioner recognized the group for their efforts to prevent fire deaths.
In 2015, the Philadelphia Fire Department had the lowest number of fire deaths in the city’s history.READ MORE: Triple Shooting At Penn's Landing Leaves 3 Teenagers Injured: Philadelphia Police
Fire Commissioner Derrick Sawyer told the group of business, civic and community leaders that their efforts are responsible for saving lives:READ MORE: Philadelphia Weather: Heat Advisory In Effect Until Sunday Evening As Temperatures Hit Record Highs
“You hear me say on a continual basis that fire is everyone’s fight. Well that’s a true statement. It sounds like a cliche, but it’s a true statement. If everyone doesn’t do their part, we don’t reach that goal and what you actual did was help us reach that tipping point.”
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Sawyer also commended the group for getting 10,000 fire alarms in homes over the past year.