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

Events

  • Jun
    20
    Firefighter Cancer Awareness & Prevention Seminar
    5:00 pm to 9:00 pm
    Philadelphia Fire Academy, 5200 Pennypack St, Philadelphia, PA 19136, USA

    Firefighter Cancer Awareness & Prevention Seminar

    June 20, 2019
    5:00 pm to 9:00 pm, 4 hours
    Philadelphia Fire Academy, 5200 Pennypack St, Philadelphia, PA 19136, USA
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    As part of the annual Safety Stand Down, the Philadelphia Fire Department will host a cancer awareness and prevention seminar with speakers, information tables and displays, and a demonstration of particulate mitigation. Firefighters from Bucks, Montgomery and Delaware counties are invited to attend this event.
  • Jun
    22
    Household Hazardous Waste Disposal
    9:00 am to 3:00 pm
    Northwest Transfer Station, Domino Lane & Umbria Street

    Household Hazardous Waste Disposal

    June 22, 2019
    9:00 am to 3:00 pm, 6 hours
    Northwest Transfer Station, Domino Lane & Umbria Street
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    Take this opportunity to safely dispose of household hazardous waste! Check product labels for any of these key words: TOXIC – Causes health problems to humans and wildlife, such as pesticides, antifreeze. FLAMMABLE – Ignites or catches fire easily, such as gasoline, paint thinner. CORROSIVE – Eats away at other materials, such as strong acids, drain cleaner. REACTIVE – Reacts violently with water, other chemicals, air or is shock sensitive, such as chlorine bleach, pool cleaner.
  • Jul
    13
    "Let's Talk Safety"
    3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

    "Let's Talk Safety"

    July 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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