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Join the Fire Department as a paramedic!

The Philadelphia Fire Department is hiring state-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. The Fire Department’s motto is “Dedication + Service,” and members live those values every day in the City of Philadelphia.

Apply now! The application period closes February 1.

Apply to become a Philadelphia Global Identity Project fellow!

The Global Identity Project, convened by the City of Philadelphia, is a consortium of organizations who are working together to develop a brand and identity for the Philadelphia region that will be deployed locally, domestically, and internationally. We are seeking a fellow who has excellent project management skills, pays careful attention to detail, and is adept at working with people of all backgrounds and levels of experience to work on the Philadelphia Global Identity Project. The ideal fellow has experience taking a project from concept to reality, and is passionate about contributing to Philadelphia’s future.

Find out more about the position in the job listing.

Read the latest Parks & Rec newsletter

Read about upcoming events, job opportunities, new programs, and more in the January 10, 2019 Parks & Rec newsletter issue.

What makes Philly better than the rest? Fill out this survey to tell us!

The Philadelphia Global Identity Project is inviting Philadelphians to share their voices and contribute their thoughts to a new regional branding process. The results of this community survey will be critical to developing a new brand identity for the city. The identity, which will be developed in subsequent phases of this project, will be deployed around the globe in hopes of attracting and retaining business, capital, talent, students, and tourism in the region at large.

Fill out the survey here: www.SpeakPhilly.com

Upcoming events

  • Jan
    16
    Weekly Wage Tax due
    All Day

    Weekly Wage Tax due

    January 16, 2019
    All Day
  • Jan
    16
    Parent Café- “New Year, New You”
    8:30 am to 11:30 am
    Prince Hall Elementary School, 6101 N Gratz St, Philadelphia, PA 19141, USA

    Parent Café- “New Year, New You”

    January 16, 2019
    8:30 am to 11:30 am, 3 hours
    Prince Hall Elementary School, 6101 N Gratz St, Philadelphia, PA 19141, USA
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    Turning Points for Children/TP4C, CUA #5
    (Registration: Shawn Woods or Rosline Turner (267) 766-2000
  • Jan
    16
    PPP Overdose Awareness & Reversal Training
    9:30 am to 11:30 am
    2913 Kensington Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19134, USA

    PPP Overdose Awareness & Reversal Training

    January 16, 2019
    9:30 am to 11:30 am, 2 hours
    2913 Kensington Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19134, USA
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    Registration for Individuals
    Registration for Groups
    Facebook Event Page


    Prevention Point Philadelphia (PPP) provides trainings to participants, providers and community members on how to use Naloxone (Narcan), a medication that reverses an opioid overdose.  

    These Overdose Prevention and Reversal Training sessions will be held at Prevention Point Philadelphia - 2913 Kensington Avenue, Philadelphia, PA  19134. Please enter the building on Monmouth Street and announce at the front desk that you are here for the scheduled Overdose Prevention and Reversal Training.


    Training lasts about 2 hours depending on the questions/discussions during the training session.  PPP's  Education and Outreach Coordinator, Elvis Rosado will be facilitating the training.  He does not distribute Naloxone (Narcan) kits but Elvis will discuss and provideinformation on how to obtain Naloxone (Narcan).  Elvis will have hisside-kick "Manni" (CPR Manikin) and will demonstrate an Overdose Reversal.  Flyers will be available for participants listing services Prevention Point provides on a daily basis as well as a brochure on "Savea Life" (brochure contains signs and steps on Overdose Reversal). Elvis will cover topics on the history of drugs, statistics, harm reduction and overdose prevention. 

    Participants will learn:
    —How to identify symptoms of an overdose, 
    —What to do when someone overdoses, and
    —How to administer naloxone.
  • Jan
    16
    PPP Overdose Awareness & Reversal Training
    9:30 am to 11:30 am
    2913 Kensington Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19134, USA

    PPP Overdose Awareness & Reversal Training

    January 16, 2019
    9:30 am to 11:30 am, 2 hours
    2913 Kensington Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19134, USA
    map
    Registration for Individuals
    Registration for Groups
    Facebook Event Page


    Prevention Point Philadelphia (PPP) provides trainings to participants, providers and community members on how to use Naloxone (Narcan), a medication that reverses an opioid overdose.  

    These Overdose Prevention and Reversal Training sessions will be held at Prevention Point Philadelphia - 2913 Kensington Avenue, Philadelphia, PA  19134. Please enter the building on Monmouth Street and announce at the front desk that you are here for the scheduled Overdose Prevention and Reversal Training.


    Training lasts about 2 hours depending on the questions/discussions during the training session.  PPP's  Education and Outreach Coordinator, Elvis Rosado will be facilitating the training.  He does not distribute Naloxone (Narcan) kits but Elvis will discuss and provideinformation on how to obtain Naloxone (Narcan).  Elvis will have hisside-kick "Manni" (CPR Manikin) and will demonstrate an Overdose Reversal.  Flyers will be available for participants listing services Prevention Point provides on a daily basis as well as a brochure on "Savea Life" (brochure contains signs and steps on Overdose Reversal). Elvis will cover topics on the history of drugs, statistics, harm reduction and overdose prevention. 

    Participants will learn:
    —How to identify symptoms of an overdose, 
    —What to do when someone overdoses, and
    —How to administer naloxone.
  • Jan
    16
    PPP Overdose Awareness & Reversal Training
    9:30 am to 11:30 am
    2913 Kensington Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19134, USA

    PPP Overdose Awareness & Reversal Training

    January 16, 2019
    9:30 am to 11:30 am, 2 hours
    2913 Kensington Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19134, USA
    map
    Facebook Event Page


    Prevention Point Philadelphia (PPP) provides trainings to participants, providers and community members on how to use Naloxone (Narcan), a medication that reverses an opioid overdose.

    These Overdose Prevention and Reversal Training sessions will be held at Prevention Point Philadelphia - 2913 Kensington Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19134. Please enter the building on Monmouth Street and announce at the front desk that you are here for the scheduled Overdose Prevention and Reversal Training.

    Training lasts about 2 hours depending on the questions/discussions during the training session. PPP's Education and Outreach Coordinator, Elvis Rosado will be facilitating the training. He does not distribute Naloxone (Narcan) kits but Elvis will discuss and provideinformation on how to obtain Naloxone (Narcan). Elvis will have hisside-kick "Manni" (CPR Manikin) and will demonstrate an Overdose Reversal. Flyers will be available for participants listing services Prevention Point provides on a daily basis as well as a brochure on "Savea Life" (brochure contains signs and steps on Overdose Reversal). Elvis will cover topics on the history of drugs, statistics, harm reduction and overdose prevention.

    Participants will learn:
    —How to identify symptoms of an overdose,
    —What to do when someone overdoses, and
    —How to administer naloxone.

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