SECTION F-108  BOARD OF SAFETY AND FIRE PREVENTION
F-108.1 Board of Safety and Fire Prevention authorized. Pursuant to subsection 3-100(g) and Section 3-917 of the Philadelphia Home Rule Charter, the Mayor may, upon the recommendation of the Fire Commissioner or upon the Mayor's own volition, appoint a board to act in an advisory capacity to the Fire Department. This board shall be known as the Board of Safety and Fire Prevention and shall consist of a representative of the Fire Department, a representative of the Department of Licenses and Inspections, and five other members appointed by the Mayor. One of the five shall be a qualified fire protection engineer and another shall be a qualified fire protection specialist with a background in hazardous materials or in the petroleum industry. The remaining members shall be persons who are qualified by experience and training to deliberate matters pertaining to hazards of fire, explosion, hazardous conditions, fire protection systems and life safety.
F-108.2 Duties of the board. The Board of Safety and Fire Prevention shall act in an advisory capacity to the Fire Commissioner in matters of fire safety and fire prevention and as required under this Section.
F-108.3 Appeals and advice. The Board of Safety and Fire Prevention shall handle appeals as set forth in the Administrative Code and offer advice on interpreting this code and the regulations issued under it, suggest changes to the regulations and Code, suggest standards and procedures for good fire prevention practices, and offer advice as to standards of fire safety practice in the manufacture, storage, sale, transportation and use of new materials which are combustible, flammable, explosive, toxic or which may constitute a fire hazard.