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.

For more information, take a look at our 2018 Fact Sheet.

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Address
240 Spring Garden St.
Philadelphia, PA 19123

Announcements

Network outages scheduled, March 24

The City will perform routine maintenance on our web applications and systems March 24th at 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Websites and applications, such as Bill Pay, may not be available during this time.  We apologize for the inconvenience.

Events

  • Mar
    22
    Smoke alarm installations / Birch Road
    2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
    3200 block of Birch Road

    Smoke alarm installations / Birch Road

    March 22, 2019
    2:00 pm to 3:00 pm, 1 hour
    3200 block of Birch Road
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    PFD members and their partners will install life-saving smoke alarms and distribute safety literature on 3200 block of Birch Road, where a fatal fire occurred earlier this month.

    The Philadelphia Fire Department received a $1 million grant from FEMA to install 30,000 smoke alarms in Philly. If you know city residents in need, ask them to contact Philly 311. The PFD also has adaptive alarms for the deaf and hard-of-hearing.
  • Mar
    27
    Kickoff: Battle of the Badges XXXIII
    11:00 am to 12:00 pm
    Philadelphia City Hall, 1400 John F Kennedy Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA

    Kickoff: Battle of the Badges XXXIII

    March 27, 2019
    11:00 am to 12:00 pm, 1 hour
    Philadelphia City Hall, 1400 John F Kennedy Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA
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    This is the 33rd year WW Philadelphia has sponsored this 13-week competition between the Fire and Police Departments. Police won last year with the highest percentage of lost weight, leaving the series tied at 16-16. WW Philadelphia donates $10,000 to the Hero Thrill Show Inc. in the name of the winning department.
  • Apr
    13
    "Let's Talk Safety"
    3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

    "Let's Talk Safety"

    April 13, 2019
    3:00 pm to 4:00 pm, 1 hour
    Fire Commissioner Adam Thiel hosts his monthly talk show on WURD-900AM.

Leadership

Adam K. Thiel
Fire Commissioner
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