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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

Become a 911 dispatcher!

Our 911 dispatchers are lifelines for the public and our members. The City is hiring people to work in the call centers for the Philadelphia Fire Department and Philadelphia Police Department. Apply now! The deadline is Friday, Sept. 17. Questions? Check out our FAQs.

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

  • 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/
  • Oct
    5
    Fire Prevention Week: Citywide Fire Drill
    6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

    Fire Prevention Week: Citywide Fire Drill

    October 5, 2021
    6:00 pm to 7:00 pm, 1 hour
    At 6 p.m., fire apparatus sirens throughout the city will sound to indicate the start of the citywide fire drill. All Philadelphians are urged to participate by testing their home escape plans: Residents should know two ways out of their home and be able to evacuate in less than two minutes during an emergency.
  • Oct
    9
    Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off
    9:00 am to 3:00 pm
    3033 S. 63rd St., Philadelphia, PA

    Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off

    October 9, 2021
    9:00 am to 3:00 pm, 6 hours
    3033 S. 63rd St., Philadelphia, PA
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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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