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Philadelphia Fire Department

Working around the clock to respond to emergencies and keep residents safe.

Philadelphia Fire Department

What we do

The Philadelphia Fire Department (PFD) provides fire protection and emergency medical services (EMS) to the City of Philadelphia. We are the largest fire department in Pennsylvania, with one of the busiest EMS divisions in the country.

Members of the Fire Department fight fires, provide emergency medical treatment, and rescue people from dangerous situations. Our engines, ladders, and ambulances are housed at 63 stations across the City.

We have specialized divisions that investigate fires, deal with hazardous materials, and help protect Philadelphia International Airport. We also teach the public about fire safety and work to prevent fires through smoke alarm installation.

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240 Spring Garden St.
Philadelphia, PA 19123
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A day in the life

PFD & OEM 24x7x365

What's it like to work for the Philadelphia Fire Department or Office of Emergency Management? Here's a glimpse of what a day could look like.

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PFD accomplishments

Annual fact sheets outline some of the major accomplishments in the Philadelphia Fire Department.

Events

  • Nov
    29
    Viewing for Firefighter John Flood
    6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
    Maternity BVM Church, 9220 Old Bustleton Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19115, USA

    Viewing for Firefighter John Flood

    November 29, 2022
    6:00 pm to 9:00 pm, 3 hours
    Maternity BVM Church, 9220 Old Bustleton Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19115, USA
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    The Philadelphia Fire Department is deeply saddened by the loss of Firefighter John Flood, who died in the line of duty from occupational cancer on Nov. 18. Firefighter Flood provided 28 years of dedicated service with the PFD; he also worked for four years an an officer in the Philadelphia Police Department. His obituary is here.

    All events take place at Maternity B.V.M. Catholic Church, 9220 Old Bustleton Ave., Philadelphia

    Tuesday, Nov. 29
    Viewing: 6 to 9 p.m.

    Wednesday, Nov. 30
    Procession: Steps off at 8:30 a.m. from B.V.M. School (9322 Old Bustleton Ave.) and travels to church
    Viewing: 9 to 10:30 a.m.
    Funeral Mass: 11 a.m.
    Committal Service: Immediately following Mass

  • Nov
    30
    Funeral for Firefighter John Flood
    9:00 am to 12:30 pm
    Maternity BVM Church, 9220 Old Bustleton Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19115, USA

    Funeral for Firefighter John Flood

    November 30, 2022
    9:00 am to 12:30 pm, 4 hours
    Maternity BVM Church, 9220 Old Bustleton Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19115, USA
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    The Philadelphia Fire Department is deeply saddened by the loss of Firefighter John Flood, who died in the line of duty from occupational cancer on Nov. 18. Firefighter Flood provided 28 years of dedicated service with the PFD; he also worked for four years an an officer in the Philadelphia Police Department. His obituary is here.

    All events take place at Maternity B.V.M. Catholic Church, 9220 Old Bustleton Ave., Philadelphia

    Tuesday, Nov. 29
    Viewing: 6 to 9 p.m.

    Wednesday, Nov. 30
    Procession: Steps off at 8:30 a.m. from B.V.M. School (9322 Old Bustleton Ave.) and travels to church
    Viewing: 9 to 10:30 a.m.
    Funeral Mass: 11 a.m.
    Committal Service: Immediately following Mass

  • Dec
    10
    Radio show: "Let's Talk Safety"
    3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

    Radio show: "Let's Talk Safety"

    December 10, 2022
    3:00 pm to 4:00 pm, 1 hour
    Fire Commissioner Adam Thiel hosts his monthly talk show on WURD radio: 900AM, 96.1FM or online at wurdradio.com 

Leadership

Adam K. Thiel
Fire Commissioner
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