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.

Connect

Address
240 Spring Garden St.
Philadelphia, PA 19123

Announcements

Apply now to become a firefighter!

Come join the hottest team in town — the Philadelphia Fire Department is recruiting firefighters! You must apply online by July 26. Here are some FAQs about the application process.

Events

  • Jul
    18
    Household Hazardous Waste Disposal
    9:00 am to 3:00 pm
    Philadelphia Sanitation Division - Torresdale Customer Service Center, 8401 State Rd, Philadelphia, PA 19136, USA

    Household Hazardous Waste Disposal

    July 18, 2019
    9:00 am to 3:00 pm, 6 hours
    Philadelphia Sanitation Division - Torresdale Customer Service Center, 8401 State Rd, Philadelphia, PA 19136, USA
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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
    26
    Last day to submit firefighter applications
    All Day

    Last day to submit firefighter applications

    July 26, 2019
    All Day
    The Philadelphia Fire Department is recruiting firefighters! You must apply online between May 6 and July 26, 2019. Here are some FAQs about the application process.
  • Aug
    10
    "Let's Talk Safety"
    3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

    "Let's Talk Safety"

    August 10, 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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