The Fire Commissioner supervises all operations of the Philadelphia Fire Department.
The PFD presently has four Deputy Commissioners responsible for supervising operations, technical support, administrative services and emergency medical services.
The PFD presently has two Division Chiefs. Each Division Chief is responsible for overseeing the fire departmental operations for one half of the City of Philadelphia.
There are eleven subsections within the PFD. A Battalion Chief is assigned the supervisory responsibilities of the given section. Battalion Chiefs serve as immediate on-site supervisors for fires in their section. Battalion Chiefs also determine if more help is needed on site.