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.
240 Spring Garden St.
Philadelphia, PA 19123
Phone: (215) 686-1300
The City will perform routine maintenance on our web applications and systems March 24th at 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Websites and applications, such as Bill Pay, may not be available during this time. We apologize for the inconvenience.
Mar22EventSmoke alarm installations / Birch Road2:00 pm to 3:00 pm3200 block of Birch RoadEvent
Smoke alarm installations / Birch RoadMarch 22, 20192:00 pm to 3:00 pm, 1 hour3200 block of Birch RoadmapPFD members and their partners will install life-saving smoke alarms and distribute safety literature on 3200 block of Birch Road, where a fatal fire occurred earlier this month.
The Philadelphia Fire Department received a $1 million grant from FEMA to install 30,000 smoke alarms in Philly. If you know city residents in need, ask them to contact Philly 311. The PFD also has adaptive alarms for the deaf and hard-of-hearing.
Mar27EventKickoff: Battle of the Badges XXXIII11:00 am to 12:00 pmPhiladelphia City Hall, 1400 John F Kennedy Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USAEvent
Kickoff: Battle of the Badges XXXIIIMarch 27, 201911:00 am to 12:00 pm, 1 hourPhiladelphia City Hall, 1400 John F Kennedy Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USAmapThis is the 33rd year WW Philadelphia has sponsored this 13-week competition between the Fire and Police Departments. Police won last year with the highest percentage of lost weight, leaving the series tied at 16-16. WW Philadelphia donates $10,000 to the Hero Thrill Show Inc. in the name of the winning department.
Apr13Event"Let's Talk Safety"3:00 pm to 4:00 pmEvent
"Let's Talk Safety"April 13, 20193:00 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 Fire Department in May 2016. His 27 years of experience spans five states and includes roles as chief fire officer, incident commander, company officer, fire and emergency services instructor, hazardous materials team leader, paramedic, technical rescuer, structural/wildland firefighter, swiftwater rescuer, and rescue SCUBA diver. He has completed doctoral coursework in public administration (ABD) at Arizona State University and in public policy at George Mason University. Before coming to Philadelphia, Thiel 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. He is a 2018 Eisenhower USA Fellow and a 2017 Leadership Philadelphia Fellow.