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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

Apply now to be a firefighter!

Come join the hottest team in town — the Philadelphia Fire Department is recruiting firefighters! You must apply online by October 1. Here are some FAQs about the application process.

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

  • Aug
    14
    "Let's Talk Safety"
    3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

    "Let's Talk Safety"

    August 14, 2021
    3:00 pm to 4:00 pm, 1 hour
    Fire Commissioner Adam Thiel hosts his monthly talk show on WURD-900AM.
  • Sep
    11
    "Let's Talk Safety"
    3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

    "Let's Talk Safety"

    September 11, 2021
    3:00 pm to 4:00 pm, 1 hour
    Fire Commissioner Adam Thiel hosts his monthly talk show on WURD-900AM.
  • Sep
    25
    Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off
    9:00 am to 3:00 pm
    22nd St & York St, Philadelphia, PA 19132, USA

    Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off

    September 25, 2021
    9:00 am to 3:00 pm, 6 hours
    22nd St & York St, Philadelphia, PA 19132, USA
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    Safely get rid of toxic, corrosive, flammable or reactive household hazardous waste. Details on products that will be accepted: http://householdhazardouswaste.net/

Leadership

Adam K. Thiel
Fire Commissioner
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