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File #: 18-0107R    Version: 0 Name: Investigative Hearing - Arson and Fire Fatality Awareness: Community Risk Reduction Program
Type: City Council Resolution Status: Adopted
File created: 10/15/2018 In control: Judiciary and Legislative Investigations
On agenda: Final action: 3/11/2019
Enactment #:
Title: Investigative Hearing - Arson and Fire Fatality Awareness: Community Risk Reduction Program For the purpose of calling on representatives from the Baltimore City Fire Department, the Baltimore Police Department, the Baltimore City Public School System, the Baltimore City Health Department, the Baltimore City Department of Housing and Community Development, the Mayor’s Office of Human Services, and the Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice to appear before the City Council to discuss arsons, fire fatalities and injuries, and school fires; and to discuss what steps the City can take to reduce the risk of these incidents occurring to protect the children and residents of Baltimore City.
Sponsors: Sharon Green Middleton, President Young, Bill Henry, Brandon M. Scott, Leon F. Pinkett, III, Ryan Dorsey, Kristerfer Burnett, Zeke Cohen, Robert Stokes, Sr., Shannon Sneed, Mary Pat Clarke, Edward Reisinger, John T. Bullock
Indexes: Awareness, Fatality, Fire, Investigative Hearing
Attachments: 1. Fire 18-0107R, 2. 18-0107R~1st Reader, 3. Health - 18-0107R, 4. HCD 18-0107R, 5. MOCJ 18-0107R, 6. BPD 18-0107R, 7. MOHS 18-0107R, 8. BCPSS 18-0107R, 9. 18-0107R~2nd Reader, 10. Completed File_18-0107R
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsVideo
3/11/20190 City Council Adopted  Action details Meeting details Not available
3/11/20190 Judiciary and Legislative Investigations Recommended Favorably  Action details Meeting details Not available
3/5/20190 Judiciary and Legislative Investigations Recommended FavorablyPass Action details Meeting details Not available
2/11/20190 Judiciary and Legislative Investigations Scheduled for Voting Session  Action details Meeting details Not available
10/29/20180 Judiciary and Legislative Investigations Scheduled for a Public Hearing  Action details Meeting details Not available
10/18/20180 City Council President Refer to Mayor's Office of Human Services  Action details Meeting details Not available
10/18/20180 City Council President Refer to Mayor's Office of Criminal Justice  Action details Meeting details Not available
10/18/20180 City Council President Refer to Police Department  Action details Meeting details Not available
10/18/20180 City Council President Refer to Baltimore City Public School System  Action details Meeting details Not available
10/18/20180 City Council President Refer to Dept. of Health  Action details Meeting details Not available
10/18/20180 City Council President Refer to Dept. of Housing and Community Development  Action details Meeting details Not available
10/18/20180 City Council President Refer to Fire Department  Action details Meeting details Not available
10/15/20180 City Council Assigned  Action details Meeting details Not available
10/15/20180 City Council Introduced  Action details Meeting details Not available
* Warning: This is an unofficial, introductory copy of the bill.
The official copy considered by the City Council is the first reader copy.
Introductory*

City of Baltimore
Council Bill R
(Resolution)

Introduced by: Councilmember Middleton
A Resolution Entitled

A Council Resolution concerning
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Investigative Hearing - Arson and Fire Fatality Awareness: Community Risk Reduction Program
For the purpose of calling on representatives from the Baltimore City Fire Department, the Baltimore Police Department, the Baltimore City Public School System, the Baltimore City Health Department, the Baltimore City Department of Housing and Community Development, the Mayor’s Office of Human Services, and the Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice to appear before the City Council to discuss arsons, fire fatalities and injuries, and school fires; and to discuss what steps the City can take to reduce the risk of these incidents occurring to protect the children and residents of Baltimore City.
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Recitals

Baltimore City ended 2017 with 30 fire fatalities, the highest number of fire related deaths since 2007. Over the last decade there have been over 2,200 cases of arson, 150 fire fatalities, and 200 school fires. By any measure, Baltimore City has a fire problem.

Each year we have seen fire fatalities spike between October and February. Most recently in 2016-2017 when 18 lives were lost, and in 2017-2018 when 11 lives were lost. This pattern raises a significant concern as we enter into what has historically been our most fatal months.

Moreover, the Fire Department has worked diligently to install more than 14,000 smoke alarms in the homes of residents across the city during the last fiscal year. Despite those...

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