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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.


240 Spring Garden St.
Philadelphia, PA 19123

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.


  • Mar
    Meet A RespondHER
    11:30 am to 1:30 pm
    Love Park, Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19102, USA

    Meet A RespondHER

    March 23, 2023
    11:30 am to 1:30 pm, 2 hours
    Love Park, Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19102, USA
    In recognition of Women's History Month, women from the PFD, Philadelphia Police and Office of Emergency Management are hosting a meet-and-greet where members of the public can get safety resources and learn about job opportunities.
  • Apr
    Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off
    9:00 am to 3:00 pm
    8401 State Rd., Philadelphia, PA 19136, USA

    Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off

    April 1, 2023
    9:00 am to 3:00 pm, 6 hours
    8401 State Rd., Philadelphia, PA 19136, USA
    Safely get rid of toxic, corrosive, flammable or reactive household hazardous waste. Click here for details on products that will be accepted.
  • Apr
    Radio show: "Let's Talk Safety"
    3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

    Radio show: "Let's Talk Safety"

    April 8, 2023
    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 


Adam K. Thiel
Fire Commissioner
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