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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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Announcements

We’re hiring paramedics!

The Philadelphia Fire Department is hiring certified paramedics to work in one of the busiest EMS systems in the nation. In addition to providing excellent emergency medical care, the ideal candidates will be able to comfort patients; reassure family, friends and bystanders; and cooperate with fire and police officials. PFD paramedics earn between $59,795 – $91,352 per year, with opportunities for overtime and promotions. The Fire Department’s motto is “Dedication + Service,” and members live those values every day in the City of Philadelphia. Questions? Look at our FAQs.

Apply now! The application period closes July 8, 2022.

PFD accomplishments

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

Events

  • Jul
    9
    Radio show: "Let's Talk Safety"
    3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

    Radio show: "Let's Talk Safety"

    July 9, 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 
  • Jul
    14
    Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off
    9:00 am to 3:00 pm
    8401 State Rd., Philadelphia, PA 19136, USA

    Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off

    July 14, 2022
    9:00 am to 3:00 pm, 6 hours
    8401 State Rd., Philadelphia, PA 19136, USA
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    Safely get rid of toxic, corrosive, flammable or reactive household hazardous waste. Click here for details on products that will be accepted.
  • Aug
    13
    Radio show: "Let's Talk Safety"
    3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

    Radio show: "Let's Talk Safety"

    August 13, 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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