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.
For more information, take a look at our 2018 Fact Sheet.
240 Spring Garden St.
Philadelphia, PA 19123
Phone: (215) 686-1300
May1EventLiving Flame Memorial12:00 pm to 1:00 pmFranklin Square, 200 N 6th St, Philadelphia, PA 19106, USAEvent
Living Flame MemorialMay 1, 201912:00 pm to 1:00 pm, 1 hourFranklin Square, 200 N 6th St, Philadelphia, PA 19106, USAmapThe City of Philadelphia will join with the Police and Fire Departments to honor all members who have been killed in the line of duty.
May3EventSmoke alarm installations / West Philly9:30 am to 2:30 pmMalcolm X Park, 5100 Pine St, Philadelphia, PA 19143, USAEvent
Smoke alarm installations / West PhillyMay 3, 20199:30 am to 2:30 pm, 5 hoursMalcolm X Park, 5100 Pine St, Philadelphia, PA 19143, USAmapThe PFD will team up with the Red Cross to install smoke alarms in West Philadelphia. Event kicks off at Malcolm X Park at 9:30 a.m. and runs until about 2:30 p.m.
May10EventFill the Boot Kickoff10:00 am to 11:00 amPhiladelphia Fire Department | Engine 20, 133 N 10th St, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USAEvent
Fill the Boot KickoffMay 10, 201910:00 am to 11:00 am, 1 hourPhiladelphia Fire Department | Engine 20, 133 N 10th St, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USAmapThe 65th annual "Fill the Boot" campaign kicks off with representatives from the Philadelphia Fire Department, IAFF Local 22 and the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Last summer's effort raised $138,153 to support medical research and help children living with muscle diseases.
Adam K. Thiel became the 20th commissioner of the Philadelphia Fire Department in May 2016, and is responsible for leading its almost 3,000 members in every facet of protecting the city from fires and emergencies arising from all hazards. Thiel also serves as Director of the Philadelphia Office of Emergency Management. His 27 years of field experience spans five states; before coming to Philadelphia, he held posts including Deputy Secretary of Public Safety and Homeland Security for the Commonwealth of Virginia and Chief of the Fire Department in Alexandria, Virginia. Thiel earned a master’s degree in public administration from George Mason University, and has completed doctoral coursework in both public administration and public policy. He is a 2018 Eisenhower USA Fellow and a 2017 Leadership Philadelphia Fellow.