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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Events

  • Oct
    10
    "Let's Talk Safety"
    3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

    "Let's Talk Safety"

    October 10, 2020
    3:00 pm to 4:00 pm, 1 hour
    Fire Commissioner Adam Thiel hosts his monthly talk show on WURD-900AM.
  • Oct
    16
    Last day for paramedics to apply!
    All Day

    Last day for paramedics to apply!

    October 16, 2020
    All Day

    The Philadelphia Fire Department is hiring certified paramedics for one of the busiest EMS systems in the nation. In addition to providing excellent emergency medical care, the ideal candidates will be able to comfort patients; reassure family, friends and bystanders; and cooperate with fire and police officials. Paramedics in the PFD earn between $56,227 - $85,901 per year (effective July 1, 2020), with opportunities for overtime and promotions. The Fire Department's motto is "Dedication + Service," and members live those values every day in the City of Philadelphia. Questions? Look at our FAQs.

    Apply now! The application period closes October 16.

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

    "Let's Talk Safety"

    November 14, 2020
    3:00 pm to 4:00 pm, 1 hour
    Fire Commissioner Adam Thiel hosts his monthly talk show on WURD-900AM.

Announcements

Join the Fire Department as a paramedic!

The Philadelphia Fire Department is hiring certified paramedics for one of the busiest EMS systems in the nation. In addition to providing excellent emergency medical care, the ideal candidates will be able to comfort patients; reassure family, friends and bystanders; and cooperate with fire and police officials. Paramedics in the PFD earn between $56,227 – $85,901 per year (effective July 1, 2020), with opportunities for overtime and promotions. The Fire Department’s motto is “Dedication + Service,” and members live those values every day in the City of Philadelphia. Questions? Look at our FAQs.

Apply now! The application period closes October 16.

Leadership

Adam K. Thiel
Fire Commissioner
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