Citizens For Fire Prevention Committee http://freedomfromfire.com Mon, 06 Jun 2016 15:39:26 +0000 en-US hourly 1 The Insurance Society of Philadelphia Holds Gala to Honor Daniel J. Hilferty and Raise Funds for Smoke Detectors http://freedomfromfire.com/2015/11/isop-holds-gala-to-honor-daniel-j-hilferty-and-raise-funds-for-smoke-detectors/ http://freedomfromfire.com/2015/11/isop-holds-gala-to-honor-daniel-j-hilferty-and-raise-funds-for-smoke-detectors/#respond Wed, 25 Nov 2015 17:42:38 +0000 http://www.freedomfromfire.com/?p=1024 The Insurance Society of Philadelphia’s Gala honored Daniel J. Hilferty, President & CEO, Independence Blue Cross, with the Distinguished Leadership Award. Additionally, the Annual Text-to Pledge for the Citizens for Fire Prevention Committee

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The Insurance Society of Philadelphia’s Gala honored Daniel J. Hilferty, President & CEO, Independence Blue Cross, with the Distinguished Leadership Award. Additionally, the Annual Text-to Pledge for the Citizens for Fire Prevention Committee

Fire Helment Presentation

Commissioner Sawyer present Fire Marshall Helmets to the following for their support in sponsoring the Text-to-Pledge for the last 3-Years.

Comm Sawyer & Beth Graber

Commissioner Sawyer with the Insurance Society’s new Executive Director Beth Graber

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2015 BAFFY Contest! Help Solve the Puzzle for a Chance to Win $200! http://freedomfromfire.com/2015/03/2015-baffy-contest-help-solve-the-puzzle-for-a-chance-to-win-200/ http://freedomfromfire.com/2015/03/2015-baffy-contest-help-solve-the-puzzle-for-a-chance-to-win-200/#respond Fri, 27 Mar 2015 17:24:27 +0000 http://www.freedomfromfire.com/?p=951 The B.A.F.F.Y (Be A Fire Fighting Youth) Bunny Fire Prevention Contest is held each year in the Spring. It is open to all Philadelphia residents between the ages of six and twelve years old.

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The B.A.F.F.Y (Be A Fire Fighting Youth) Bunny Fire Prevention Contest is held each year in the Spring. It is open to all Philadelphia residents between the ages of six and twelve years old.

To learn more about the contest visit our B.A.F.F.Y. contest page at: http://www.freedomfromfire.com/contests/baffy-contest/

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The Insurance Society of Philadelphia Holds Gala to Honor Debra L. Rodgers and Raise Funds for Smoke Alarms http://freedomfromfire.com/2014/12/isop-gala-award-and-smoke-alarm-text-to-pledge/ http://freedomfromfire.com/2014/12/isop-gala-award-and-smoke-alarm-text-to-pledge/#respond Tue, 02 Dec 2014 18:20:28 +0000 http://www.freedomfromfire.com/?p=921 The Insurance Society of Philadelphia’s Gala honored Debra L. Rodgers, Senior Vice President, Global Risk Management for Aramark with the Distinguished Leadership Award. Additionally, the Annual Text-to Pledge for the Citizens for Fire Prevention Committee took place at the Gala.

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The Insurance Society of Philadelphia’s Gala honored Debra L. Rodgers, Senior Vice President, Global Risk Management for Aramark with the Distinguished Leadership Award. Additionally, the Annual Text-to Pledge for the Citizens for Fire Prevention Committee took place at the Gala. All proceeds raised from the Text-to-Pledge campaign go to the purchase and installation of smoke alarms by the Philadelphia fire Department in the homes of those in need of these lifesaving devices.

Joe Flores, President Citizens for Fire Prevention Committee, Derrick J.V. Sawyer, Philadelphia Fire Commissioner and Russell R. Shaner President, Insurance Society of Philadelphia at the 22n Annual Independence Gala.

Joe Flores, President Citizens for Fire Prevention Committee, Derrick J.V. Sawyer, Philadelphia Fire Commissioner and Russell R. Shaner President, Insurance Society of Philadelphia at the 22n Annual Independence Gala.

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Safety in the Cold Checklist http://freedomfromfire.com/2014/11/safety-in-the-cold-checklist/ http://freedomfromfire.com/2014/11/safety-in-the-cold-checklist/#respond Thu, 13 Nov 2014 21:12:47 +0000 http://www.freedomfromfire.com/?p=916 Commissioner Sawyer of the Philadelphia Fire Department has released this special Checklist to keep you safe during the cold season.

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Commissioner Sawyer of the Philadelphia Fire Department has released this special Checklist to keep you safe during the cold season.

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2014 Philadelphia Insurance Day of Giving http://freedomfromfire.com/2014/11/2014-philadelphia-insurance-day-of-giving/ http://freedomfromfire.com/2014/11/2014-philadelphia-insurance-day-of-giving/#respond Thu, 06 Nov 2014 17:02:55 +0000 http://www.freedomfromfire.com/?p=899 The Citizens for Fire Prevention Committee would like to thank the Insurance Society of Philadelphia for their support and generosity during their annual Day of Giving Campaign.

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DayofGivingReport2014The Citizens for Fire Prevention Committee would like to thank the Insurance Society of Philadelphia for their support and generosity during the 2014 Annual Day of Giving Campaign.

To Learn more, click here to download the Insurance Society of Philadelphia’s Day of Giving Report!

 

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Donors for the 2014 Freedom from Fire Campaign and the 43rd Annual Gala http://freedomfromfire.com/2014/09/donors-for-the-2014-freedom-from-fire-campaign-and-the-43rd-annual-gala/ http://freedomfromfire.com/2014/09/donors-for-the-2014-freedom-from-fire-campaign-and-the-43rd-annual-gala/#respond Tue, 23 Sep 2014 12:24:09 +0000 http://www.freedomfromfire.com/?p=854 The Citizens for Fire Prevention Committee, a 501 C 3 non-Profit organization and the Philadelphia Fire Department are extremely grateful to the generous donors to the 2014 Freedom from Fire Campaign and the 43rd Annual Gala benefitting the campaign. Their contributions are saving lives. We know that Smoke Alarms and Fire Prevention Education work. We thank […]

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The Citizens for Fire Prevention Committee, a 501 C 3 non-Profit organization and the Philadelphia Fire Department are extremely grateful to the generous donors to the 2014 Freedom from Fire Campaign and the 43rd Annual Gala benefitting the campaign. Their contributions are saving lives. We know that Smoke Alarms and Fire Prevention Education work. We thank each and every one of you!

Donations received as of November 6, 2014

Heroes of Philadelphia: $50,000 or more

  • The Insurance Society of Philadelphia
  • Anonymous

Community Leaders: $10,000 or more

  • Blackstone
  • GlaxoSmithKline, GSK
  • SEPTA
  • SugarHouse Casino
  • University of Pennsylvania, Public Safety

Block Champions: $5,000 or more

  • Dietz & Watson
  • Independence Blue Cross
  • Independence Foundation
  • The James and Agnes Kim Foundation
  • Merck, Kenneth Frazier
  • SAP America
  • St Christopher’s Foundation for Children

Trusted Neighbors: $2,500 or more

  • Amerigas/UGI
  • AmeriHealthCaritas
  • Aria Health System
  • AT&T
  • Cigna Foundation
  • Crown Holdings
  • Daniel Veloric Foundation
  • FMC Corporation
  • PECO – An Exelon Company
  • Philadelphia 76ers
  • Radian Group
  • TD Bank

Loyal Citizens: $1,000 or more

  • Aronson Johnson Ortiz (AJO)
  • Bentley Systems
  • Brandywine Realty Trust
  • Dorman Products
  • GEICO
  • Glenmede
  • Health Partners
  • ICG
  • Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin
  • Nazareth Hospital
  • Philadelphia Energy Solutions
  • Pietragallo, Gordon, Alfano, Bosick, & Raspanti, LLP
  • Police & Fire Federal Credit Union
  • Prudential Savings Bank
  • REIT Management & Research
  • Stradley, Ronon, Stevens & Young
  • Temple University Hospital Burn Unit
  • Toll Brothers City Living
  • UPS

Friends: $500 or more

  • American Red Cross, SEPA
  • Ballard Spahr
  • David Lewis Hyman & Farah Jimenez
  • Garces Restaurant Group
  • Kleinbard Bell & Brecker
  • L F. Driscoll
  • Samuel S Fels Fund
  • Shannon Farmer

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The 2014 BAFFY Contest is Here! Enter and Win $200! http://freedomfromfire.com/2014/02/the-2014-baffy-contest-is-here-enter-and-win-200/ http://freedomfromfire.com/2014/02/the-2014-baffy-contest-is-here-enter-and-win-200/#respond Fri, 21 Feb 2014 20:59:55 +0000 http://www.freedomfromfire.com/?p=788 The B.A.F.F.Y (Be A Fire Fighting Youth) Bunny Fire Prevention Contest is held each year in the Spring. It is open to all Philadelphia students between the ages of six and twelve years old. The contest consists of a standardized entry form and a puzzle with a fire prevention theme. CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE […]

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The B.A.F.F.Y (Be A Fire Fighting Youth) Bunny Fire Prevention Contest is held each year in the Spring. It is open to all Philadelphia students between the ages of six and twelve years old.

The contest consists of a standardized entry form and a puzzle with a fire prevention theme.

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE FORM!!

When is the contest?

Deadline to enter is March 28, 2014!!

Where Can I Obtain A Contest Form?

What is the Prize?

The Fire Commissioner will award a $200.00 check to the winner.

Who Can I Contact for Further Information?

Inquiries may be made to info@freedomfromfire.com

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Donate to the Insurance Society of Philadelphia Gala’s “Text to Pledge to the Citizens for Fire Prevention Committee” http://freedomfromfire.com/2013/12/ispg-text-to-pledge/ http://freedomfromfire.com/2013/12/ispg-text-to-pledge/#respond Tue, 10 Dec 2013 21:11:06 +0000 http://www.freedomfromfire.com/?p=749 Donate today to the Insurance Society of Philadelphia Gala’s “ Text to Pledge to the Citizens for Fire Prevention Committee”

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Click Here to Donate!

Click here for directions for donating online.

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Philadelphia Parking Authority Debuts New Video Demonstrating the Benefits of Red Light Cameras http://freedomfromfire.com/2013/03/philadelphia-parking-authority-debuts-new-video-demonstrating-the-benefits-of-red-light-cameras/ http://freedomfromfire.com/2013/03/philadelphia-parking-authority-debuts-new-video-demonstrating-the-benefits-of-red-light-cameras/#respond Tue, 12 Mar 2013 18:14:52 +0000 http://www.freedomfromfire.com/?p=698 Today the PPA is releasing an instructional video that explains how the cameras work, and how the cameras are changing driver behavior and saving lives here in Philadelphia.

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Video features top city commissioners, elected officials and a traffic safety expert

Tuesday, March 12, 2013 (Philadelphia, PA)– Since 2005 when the PA General Assembly authorized the Philadelphia Parking Authority (PPA) to establish a Red Light Camera Program in the city of Philadelphia, the PPA has equipped 24 intersections (over 100 cameras) throughout the city with cameras that monitor traffic and automatically photograph vehicles that drive into an intersection after the light has turned red.

Today the PPA is releasing an instructional video that explains how the cameras work, and how the cameras are changing driver behavior and saving lives here in Philadelphia.

“I would like to thank everyone who helped put this important instructional video together. The red light camera program in Philadelphia has reduced red light running substantially, and is saving lives. This video will be used to increase public awareness to the dangers of running red lights,” said Vincent Fenerty, Executive Director of the Philadelphia Parking Authority.

Hear what people are saying in the video about the positive impact of Philadelphia’s red light cameras:

“What red light cameras really causes people to do is think about what they are doing to make sure they don’t get that citation. The goal isn’t to generate revenue. In fact, overtime your revenue will actually drop because people are more compliant with the law, which is what you want to see. This is about saving lives.”
– Charles H. Ramsey, Commissioner, Philadelphia Police Department.

“When we can educate our public to the fact that red light running is dangerous, it causes accidents, it costs people their lives, when that education goes through, they understand the reason for the cameras and understand that those cameras are going to help folks and save lives.”
-Lloyd Ayers, Commissioner, Philadelphia Fire Department

“This particular intersection where the red light cameras are (Aramingo Avenue and York Street) was an important intersection for us where pedestrians were getting hurt . . . the fact that these red light cameras are here helped save pedestrian lives and reduce accidents.
-John Taylor, PA State Representative, 177th Legislative District

“….red light cameras will change driver behavior. I can tell you personally because I received a red light camera ticket myself. I knew then that I had to be extremely cautious when I go through intersections from that day going forward.”
Ronald G. Waters, PA State Representative, 191st Legislative District

Each ticket costs drivers $100. The main goal of this program is to promote public safety. Revenue from the program goes to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT), which then distributes the money evenly between the city of Philadelphia and the state through grants for transportation projects.

View the video here: http://youtu.be/nt3lWLVnbrI

The first cameras were installed at Grant Avenue, Red Lion Road and Cottman Avenue along Roosevelt Boulevard. Since the program’s inception, cameras have also been installed at 34th Street and Grays Ferry Avenue, Broad Street and Oregon Avenue, Broad Street and Hunting Park Avenue, 58th and Walnut Streets, Broad and Vine Streets, Broad Street and South Penn Square, Broad Street and John F. Kennedy Boulevard around City Hall, Henry Avenue and Walnut Lane, Rising Sun and Adams Avenues, Aramingo Avenue and York Street, Aramingo and Castor Avenues, and Lindbergh Boulevard and Island Avenue. There are also cameras at Welsh, Southampton, Mascher, Levick, Rhawn and 9th Streets along Roosevelt Boulevard. The most recent red light camera intersections are located at Academy Road and Grant Avenue, Woodhaven and Knights Roads, and Bustleton Avenue and Byberry Road. Philadelphia’s Red Light Camera Program was recently extended until 2017.

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2013 Annual BAFFY Contest Info! http://freedomfromfire.com/2013/03/2013-annual-baffy-contest-info/ http://freedomfromfire.com/2013/03/2013-annual-baffy-contest-info/#respond Tue, 05 Mar 2013 17:07:46 +0000 http://www.freedomfromfire.com/?p=691 Dear Citizens: The Philadelphia Fire Department along with the Citizens for Fire Prevention Committee is sponsoring our Annual BAFFY (Be A Fire Fighting Youth) contest. This contest will begin on Monday, February 25, 2013 and is open to all Philadelphia school students between the ages of six and twelve years old.

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Dear Citizens:

The Philadelphia Fire Department along with the Citizens for Fire Prevention Committee is sponsoring our Annual BAFFY (Be A Fire Fighting Youth) contest. This contest will begin on Monday, February 25, 2013 and is open to all Philadelphia school students between the ages of six and twelve years old.

The contest consists of a standardized entry form which will be distributed to select schools in the local area. Anyone can obtain an entry form by stopping by a fire station or downloading the form.

Download The Baffy Entry Form

The contest will close on Friday, March 29, 2013. AD entry forms must be mailed to the Fire Prevention Division, 240 Spring Garden Street, Philadelphia, PA 19123-2991. This address is clearly printed on each entry form.

On Friday, April 12, 2013, a random drawing of aD correct entries will be held to select this year’s winner.

Should you have any questions, please contact Firefighter Tina Peterson, Fire Prevention Division at 215-686-1382.

Good Luck!

Sincerely,

Derrick Sawyer
Deputy Chief
Fire Prevention Division

Tina Peterson
Firefighter
BAFFY Contest Coordinator
Fire Prevention Division

 

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