In an exclusive interview, Philadelphia Fire Commissioner Derrick J.V. Sawyer opens up about his past, the deadly tragedy on Gesner Street, where his department stands & the force's future.

The Man

Philadelphia Fire Commissioner Derrick J.V. Sawyer is a career fireman. But where did he come from? He talks about his past.

Double Tragedies

Sawyer has already been tested with two major incidents: The Gesner Street blaze that killed 4 kids & Food Truck Explosion. Now he opens up.

The Department

Where does the fire department stand with its members and the community? Sawyer explains.

The Future

Sawyer shares where he'd like to take the department under his tenure.