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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.


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

    Radio show: "Let's Talk Safety"

    October 8, 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 
  • Oct
    Fire Prevention Week: Citywide Fire Drill
    6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

    Fire Prevention Week: Citywide Fire Drill

    October 13, 2022
    6:00 pm to 7:00 pm, 1 hour
    At 6 p.m., fire apparatus sirens throughout the city will sound to indicate the start of the citywide fire drill. All Philadelphians are urged to participate by testing their home escape plans: Residents should know two ways out of their home and be able to evacuate in less than two minutes during an emergency.
  • Oct
    Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off
    9:00 am to 3:00 pm
    3033 S 63rd St, Philadelphia, PA 19153, USA

    Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off

    October 22, 2022
    9:00 am to 3:00 pm, 6 hours
    3033 S 63rd St, Philadelphia, PA 19153, USA
    Safely get rid of toxic, corrosive, flammable or reactive household hazardous waste. Click here for details on products that will be accepted.


Adam K. Thiel
Fire Commissioner
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