Emergency Interagency Fire Safety Task Force

Photo of Mission Street Fire

In the wake of several fatal fires at the beginning of 2015, the Board of Supervisors passed Ordinance 90-15 to establish an Emergency Interagency Fire Safety Task Force to review and make recommendations on possible future legislation and/or other solutions to improve fire safety in multi-unit residential and multi-use buildings. Task Force members include representatives from DBI, the Fire Department, the Department of Public Health and the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission.


Fire Safety Task Force Final Report

Department Representatives
Department of Building Inspection

Daniel Lowrey, Deputy Director of Inspection Services

Rosemary Bosque, Chief Housing Inspector

Patrick O'Riordan, Chief Building Inspector (as needed)

Fire Department

Fire Marshal Dan De Cossio

Lieutenant Rich Brown

Department of Public Health Dr. Ojo Johnson
San Francisco Public Utilities Commission David A. Briggs, Local & Regional Water System Manager


Dates & topics are tentative. See calendar and agendas here.

Tuesday, August 18

At-Risk Buildings

Intradepartmental Procedures

Possible code amendments

Tuesday, September 8 Discussion of possible fire alarm provisions
Tuesday, September 22

Post fire investigations

Interagency coordination regarding complaints/code enforcement

Tuesday, October 6 Discussion of possible fire sprinkler provisions
Tuesday, October 27

Assessment based on city agency, stakeholder & community input

Preliminary recommendations

Tuesday, November 10 Final recommendations