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 2019 Fact Sheet.
240 Spring Garden St.
Philadelphia, PA 19123
Phone: (215) 686-1300
Jul11Event"Let's Talk Safety"3:00 pm to 4:00 pmEvent
"Let's Talk Safety"July 11, 20203:00 pm to 4:00 pm, 1 hourFire Commissioner Adam Thiel hosts his monthly talk show on WURD-900AM.
Jul13EventGraduation of Fire Cadet Class 19710:30 am to 11:30 amEvent
Graduation of Fire Cadet Class 197July 13, 202010:30 am to 11:30 am, 1 hourThe 60+ members of Class 197, which includes firefighter cadets from the Philadelphia, Upper Darby and Chester fire departments, will graduate from the Fire Academy in a closed ceremony due to COVID-19 restrictions. Follow @phillyfiredept on Twitter for info on a possible livestream.
Aug8Event"Let's Talk Safety"3:00 pm to 4:00 pmEvent
"Let's Talk Safety"August 8, 20203:00 pm to 4:00 pm, 1 hourFire Commissioner Adam Thiel hosts his monthly talk show on WURD-900AM.
Adam K. Thiel became the 20th commissioner of the Philadelphia Fire Department in May 2016, and is responsible for leading its 3,000+ members in every facet of protecting the city from fires and emergencies arising from all hazards. Thiel also serves as Director of the Philadelphia Office of Emergency Management. His 28 years of field experience spans five states; before coming to Philadelphia, he held posts including Deputy Secretary of Public Safety and Homeland Security for the Commonwealth of Virginia and Chief of the Fire Department in Alexandria, Virginia. Thiel earned a master’s degree in public administration from George Mason University, and has completed doctoral coursework in both public administration and public policy. He is a 2018 Eisenhower USA Fellow and a 2017 Leadership Philadelphia Fellow.