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.
Feb27EventCelebrating African-American Firefighters1:00 pm to 2:00 pmFireman's Hall Museum, 147 N 2nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19106, USAEvent
Celebrating African-American FirefightersFebruary 27, 20181:00 pm to 2:00 pm, 1 hourFireman's Hall Museum, 147 N 2nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19106, USAmapThe Philadelphia Fire Department marks Black History Month with a public program looking at the history of the city's African-American firefighters.
Mar8EventWomen in Public Safety ConferenceAll DayClaudia Cohen Hall, 249 S 36th St, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
Mar9EventWomen in Public Safety ConferenceAll DayEvent
Women in Public Safety ConferenceMarch 9, 2018All DayThe Philadelphia Fire Department presents Day 1 of a two-day conference on "Progress for Women in Public Safety." Registration is free.
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.