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Henry J. Costo

HENRY J. COSTO is a battalion chief and 37-year veteran of the Philadelphia, PA, Fire Department. He has been the department’s safety officer for eight years and is chairman of the Safety Committee for Local 22 of the International Association of Fire Fighters. He also serves on the advisory board of the Firefighter Injury Research and Safety Trends (FIRST) project being conducted under the auspices of Drexel University’s School of Public Health. Costo is Metro Advocate Coordinator for the Everyone Goes Home program of the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation. In addition to holding a degree in fire science, he graduated summa cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business.