COVID-19 vaccine

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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.

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Address
240 Spring Garden St.
Philadelphia, PA 19123
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PFD accomplishments

Annual fact sheets outline some of the major accomplishments in the Philadelphia Fire Department.

Announcements

PFD vaccination clinics temporarily closed

The following community vaccination clinics operated by the Fire Department will be closed through at least Monday, April 19:

  • City facility, 7800 Ogontz Ave.
  • Salvation Army, 5501 Market St.
  • Cannstatter Volksfest Verein, 9130 Academy Road

If you need to reschedule an appointment, call 311 or email vaccineinterest@phila.gov.

 

A day in the life

PFD & OEM 24x7x365

What's it like to work for the Philadelphia Fire Department or Office of Emergency Management? Here's a glimpse of what a day could look like.

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Events

  • May
    8
    "Let's Talk Safety"
    3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

    "Let's Talk Safety"

    May 8, 2021
    3:00 pm to 4:00 pm, 1 hour
    Fire Commissioner Adam Thiel hosts his monthly talk show on WURD-900AM.
  • Jun
    12
    "Let's Talk Safety"
    3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

    "Let's Talk Safety"

    June 12, 2021
    3:00 pm to 4:00 pm, 1 hour
    Fire Commissioner Adam Thiel hosts his monthly talk show on WURD-900AM.
  • Jul
    10
    "Let's Talk Safety"
    3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

    "Let's Talk Safety"

    July 10, 2021
    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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