Due to extremely cold conditions, the City is implementing special measures to keep people who are homeless safe. If you see someone who needs shelter, call (215) 232-1984.
In effect: 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 17 until further notice

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

Join the Fire Department as a paramedic!

The Philadelphia Fire Department is hiring state-certified paramedics for one of the busiest EMS systems in the nation. In addition to providing excellent emergency medical care, the ideal candidates will be able to comfort patients; reassure family, friends and bystanders; and cooperate with fire and police officials. The Fire Department’s motto is “Dedication + Service,” and members live those values every day in the City of Philadelphia.

Apply now! The application period closes February 1.

Events

  • Feb
    9
    "Let's Talk Safety"
    3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

    "Let's Talk Safety"

    February 9, 2019
    3:00 pm to 4:00 pm, 1 hour
    Fire Commissioner Adam Thiel hosts his monthly talk show on WURD-900AM.
  • Mar
    9
    "Let's Talk Safety"
    3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

    "Let's Talk Safety"

    March 9, 2019
    3:00 pm to 4:00 pm, 1 hour
    Fire Commissioner Adam Thiel hosts his monthly talk show on WURD-900AM.
  • Apr
    13
    "Let's Talk Safety"
    3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

    "Let's Talk Safety"

    April 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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