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.

If you need a smoke alarm and cannot afford one, please contact Philly311.

Connect

Address
240 Spring Garden St.
Philadelphia, PA 19123
Social

Events

  • Jun
    9
    "Let's Talk Safety"
    3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

    "Let's Talk Safety"

    June 9, 2018
    3:00 pm to 4:00 pm, 1 hour
    Fire Commissioner Adam Thiel hosts his monthly talk show on WURD-900AM.
  • Jun
    12
    Boots & Badges Blood Drive
    11:00 am to 6:00 pm
    Philadelphia Police Academy, 2838 Woodhaven Road

    Boots & Badges Blood Drive

    June 12, 2018
    11:00 am to 6:00 pm, 7 hours
    Philadelphia Police Academy, 2838 Woodhaven Road
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    The Red Cross is sponsoring a friendly competition between the Philadelphia Fire Department and Philadelphia Police Department to see which team can recruit the highest number of eligible blood donors! The competition runs from June 12-13 and is poised to be one of the largest in the country; the goal is to collect more than 400 units of blood, helping up to 1,200 patients. Sign up today (and be sure to tell them you're with Team Fire)! https://www.redcrossblood.org/content/redcrossblood/en/local-homepage/events/philadelphia--boots---badges-blood-drive-competition.html
  • Jun
    13
    Boots & Badges Blood Drive
    2:00 pm to 8:00 pm
    American Red Cross Blood Donation Center, 700 Spring Garden St, Philadelphia, PA 19123, USA

    Boots & Badges Blood Drive

    June 13, 2018
    2:00 pm to 8:00 pm, 6 hours
    American Red Cross Blood Donation Center, 700 Spring Garden St, Philadelphia, PA 19123, USA
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    Description: The Red Cross is sponsoring a friendly competition between the Philadelphia Fire Department and Philadelphia Police Department to see which team can recruit the highest number of eligible blood donors! The competition runs from June 12-13 and is poised to be one of the largest in the country; the goal is to collect more than 400 units of blood, helping up to 1,200 patients. Sign up today (and be sure to tell them you're with Team Fire)! https://www.redcrossblood.org/content/redcrossblood/en/local-homepage/events/philadelphia--boots---badges-blood-drive-competition.html

Leadership

Adam K. Thiel
Fire Commissioner

Adam K. Thiel became the 20th commissioner of the Fire Department in May 2016. His 25 years of experience spans five states and includes roles as chief fire officer, incident commander, company officer, fire and emergency services instructor, hazardous materials team leader, paramedic, technical rescuer, structural/wildland firefighter, swiftwater rescuer, and rescue SCUBA diver. He has completed doctoral coursework in public administration (ABD) at Arizona State University and in public policy at George Mason University. Before coming to Philadelphia, Thiel held posts including deputy secretary of Public Safety and Homeland Security for the Commonwealth of Virginia and chief of the Fire Department in Alexandria, Virginia.


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