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.
We Win Battle of the Badges!
The scales tell the tale: The Fire Department beat the Police Department in the 31st annual Battle of the Badges weight-loss competition!
Step Up To Honor Heroes
Teams are now forming for the inaugural Philadelphia 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb at Lincoln Financial Field on Sept. 23.
You can access the Philadelphia Fire Department's full content on our existing website.
Oct6EventFire Prevention Week Proclamation10:00 am to 11:00 amFireman's Hall Museum, 147 N 2nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19106, USAEvent
Fire Prevention Week ProclamationOctober 6, 201710:00 am to 11:00 am, 1 hourFireman's Hall Museum, 147 N 2nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19106, USAmapThe Philadelphia Fire Department kicks-off of Fire Prevention Week with a proclamation that encourages city residents to practice fire safety. October is National Fire Prevention Month.
Oct11EventCitywide Fire Drill6:00 pm to 8:30 pm719 Knorr St, Philadelphia, PA 19111, USAEvent
Citywide Fire DrillOctober 11, 20176:00 pm to 8:30 pm, 3 hours719 Knorr St, Philadelphia, PA 19111, USAmapOctober is National Fire Prevention Month, so the PFD will conduct a simulated fire response at a home in Philadelphia.
Oct14Event"Let's Talk Safety"3:00 pm to 4:00 pmEvent
"Let's Talk Safety"October 14, 20173:00 pm to 4:00 pm, 1 hourFire Commissioner Adam Thiel hosts his monthly talk show on WURD-900AM.