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.

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Address
240 Spring Garden St.
Philadelphia, PA 19123

Events

  • Sep
    14
    Household Hazardous Waste Disposal
    9:00 am to 3:00 pm
    3rd District Highway Yard, 22nd Street & York Street

    Household Hazardous Waste Disposal

    September 14, 2019
    9:00 am to 3:00 pm, 6 hours
    3rd District Highway Yard, 22nd Street & York Street
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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.
  • Sep
    14
    "Let's Talk Safety"
    3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

    "Let's Talk Safety"

    September 14, 2019
    3:00 pm to 4:00 pm, 1 hour
    Fire Commissioner Adam Thiel hosts his monthly talk show on WURD-900AM.
  • Oct
    12
    Household Hazardous Waste Disposal
    9:00 am to 10:00 am
    Streets Department Facility, 3033 South 63rd Street, Philadelphia

    Household Hazardous Waste Disposal

    October 12, 2019
    9:00 am to 10:00 am, 1 hour
    Streets Department Facility, 3033 South 63rd Street, Philadelphia
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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.

Leadership

Adam K. Thiel
Fire Commissioner
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