Fire Commissioner
Adam K. Thiel

Welcome to the Philadelphia Fire Department (PFD).

Current Non-Officer Vacancy Lists


On February 3, 2015, the Philadelphia Fire Department learned of a data breach at its billing company that affects individuals who used the Fire Department's Emergency Medical Services (EMS) between February 1, 2012 and September 4, 2012.

  • We were informed that no medical or clinical information was involved.
  • Patients will receive free credit and cyberscan monitoring and fraud resolution services.

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Celebration of Black History Month

Fire Department Organization Chart

The Legacy of Harold B. Hairston - Join us in celebrating his achievements through stories shared by those who knew him best.

Fireman's Hall Museum

February 27 - 11:00 AM

147 N. 2nd Street


Fire Department Organizational Chart

Fire Department Organization Chart

Freedom from Fire

Check out LaSalle TV for a new season of "Freedom from Fire" starting Wednesday, January 25 at 5:00 PM - starring Fire Commissioner Adam Thiel.

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Firefighter Recruitment

Recruitment Drive Brochure - Spanish


For information on the sale and use of sparkling devices, click here.

Business Fire Safety Tips in Six Languages

Community First Initiative

Click here to download a copy of a Home Fire Safety Checklist in seven languages.

Join the Fire Department

The Philadelphia Fire Department will be accepting applications beginning July 18, 2016 for the positions of Firefighter. The City of Philadelphia does periodically accept applications throughout the year for Fire Service Paramedic. Please continue to check the City's website for announcement information.

The Philadelphia Fire Department has activated a Firefighter Recruitment Team. Additional information can be obtained by contacting the Recruitment Team at 215-685-3748 or 3749. You may also email us at

The Department accepts applications approximately every two years.




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The FIRE ACADEMY trains men and women to work in various positions within the Department.

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Fire Department Deactivation Plan

The Fire Department has some important news on Performance Measures, Customer Service Standards and Budgetary Impacts.

Please click here to view a presentation

Police & Fire IWATCH Application (NEW)


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Police Department Website

TIPLINE: Citizens can reach the text tipline number which is PPD TIP or 773847is tipline with any mobile device and the tips will be sent to the PPD who will immediately route it to the Fire Department to assist viewers with anonymous tips concerning arson related fires for immediate follow up. The PPD text tipline is not for emergencies, but can be used to pass along information to the Philadelphia Fire Department. This tipline is part of the City’s ongoing efforts to reduce arson related fires. We in the Fire Department and are using as many tools as possible so citizens can easily reach out to the Fire Department to report arson related fires, reducing these types of fires and potential deaths. We would like to encourage Philadelphians to save this number in their phones. If you know something, say something. The Fire Department needs partnership with our communities and neighborhoods to keep our houses safe. We will reduce these fires in our city only if residents and the Fire Department work together. The PPD tipline is active and currently accepting tips. After sending a text, the sender will receive the message, “Your message has been received – thank you. We will contact you if further information is needed. If this is a true emergency, dial 911.