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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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240 Spring Garden St.
Philadelphia, PA 19123
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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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PFD accomplishments

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

Events

  • Oct
    5
    SEPTA Safety Posters
    9:30 am to 10:30 am
    Philadelphia Fire Department |Engine 8 Ladder 2, 101 N 4th St, Philadelphia, PA 19106, USA

    SEPTA Safety Posters

    October 5, 2022
    9:30 am to 10:30 am, 1 hour
    Philadelphia Fire Department |Engine 8 Ladder 2, 101 N 4th St, Philadelphia, PA 19106, USA
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    PFD & SEPTA will unveil the latest fire safety posters to be placed in 2,000 transit vehicles.
  • Oct
    5
    Firefighter/EMS Providers of the Year
    10:30 am to 11:30 am
    Fireman's Hall Museum, 147 N 2nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19106, USA

    Firefighter/EMS Providers of the Year

    October 5, 2022
    10:30 am to 11:30 am, 1 hour
    Fireman's Hall Museum, 147 N 2nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19106, USA
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    The PFD will hold a ceremony ahead of Fire Prevention Week:
    • Mayor Jim Kenney will declare Oct. 9-15 to be Fire Prevention Week
    • The Firefighter and EMS Providers of the Year will be honored for life-saving actions. 
  • Oct
    8
    Radio show: "Let's Talk Safety"
    3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

    Radio show: "Let's Talk Safety"

    October 8, 2022
    3:00 pm to 4:00 pm, 1 hour
    Fire Commissioner Adam Thiel hosts his monthly talk show on WURD radio: 900AM, 96.1FM or online at wurdradio.com 

Leadership

Adam K. Thiel
Fire Commissioner
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