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Fire & Emergency Services

The Department of Fire & Emergency Services (FES), in addition to implementing the University’s crisis emergency plan (see emergency preparedness), maintains an active partnership with the City of Philadelphia’s Department of Licenses & Inspection, and Fire Department, in order to ensure compliance with all city, state and federal fire and building codes for the University. FES conducts routine inspections of buildings and fire alarms; supervises mandatory evacuation drills; reviews all plans for construction, renovation and installation of fire protection and sprinkler systems; monitors all campus elevators for safe operations; coordinates regular inspections of all elevator emergency phones; conducts pre-event inspections (such as Spring Fling, Hey Day, concerts etc.); and provides fire and emergency services trainings for the entire Penn community.

Chief of Fire and Emergency Services
Gene Janda

Eugene Janda has extensive fire safety and emergency preparedness experience from his 22 years with the Philadelphia Fire Department (PFD). During his tenure within the PFD, he rose to the rank of Fire Captain/Acting Battalion Chief. Within a six year period, he trained 660 firefighters (approximately 25% of the force) and indoctrinated 250 paramedics. In […]

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