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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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Leadership

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Jeffrey Thompson
Acting Fire Commissioner

Acting Fire Commissioner Jeffrey Thompson joined the Philadelphia Fire Department in 1989 as a member of Class 162. During his 35 years on the job, he spent more than two decades in North Philadelphia serving as a Firefighter, Lieutenant, Captain, and Battalion Chief with Engine 50, Ladder 12, and Battalion 08. Other previous roles at the PFD include Executive Chief (under Fire Commissioner Lloyd Ayers); adjunct instructor at the Philadelphia Fire Academy; Special Investigations Officer; Deputy Fire Commissioner (Planning); and 1st Deputy Fire Commissioner (Operations). His father retired from the PFD in 1988 after 25 years of service as a firefighter. AFC Thompson is married with two adult daughters.

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Events

  • Jul
    11
    Household Hazardous Waste Disposal
    9:00 am to 3:00 pm
    8401 State Rd., Philadelphia, PA 19136, USA

    Household Hazardous Waste Disposal

    July 11, 2024
    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.
  • Jul
    13
    Radio show: "Let's Talk Safety"
    3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

    Radio show: "Let's Talk Safety"

    July 13, 2024
    3:00 pm to 4:00 pm, 1 hour
    The Philadelphia Fire Department hosts its monthly talk show on WURD radio: 900AM, 96.1FM or online at wurdradio.com.
  • Aug
    10
    Radio show: "Let's Talk Safety"
    3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

    Radio show: "Let's Talk Safety"

    August 10, 2024
    3:00 pm to 4:00 pm, 1 hour
    The Philadelphia Fire Department hosts its monthly talk show on WURD radio: 900AM, 96.1FM or online at wurdradio.com.

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