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

  • Feb
    27
    Celebrating African-American Firefighters
    1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
    Fireman's Hall Museum, 147 N 2nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19106, USA

    Celebrating African-American Firefighters

    February 27, 2018
    1:00 pm to 2:00 pm, 1 hour
    Fireman's Hall Museum, 147 N 2nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19106, USA
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    The Philadelphia Fire Department marks Black History Month with a public program looking at the history of the city's African-American firefighters.
  • Mar
    8
    Women in Public Safety Conference
    All Day
    Claudia Cohen Hall, 249 S 36th St, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA

    Women in Public Safety Conference

    March 8, 2018
    All Day
    Claudia Cohen Hall, 249 S 36th St, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
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    The Philadelphia Fire Department presents Day 1 of a two-day conference on "Progress for Women in Public Safety." Registration is free.
  • Mar
    9
    Women in Public Safety Conference
    All Day

    Women in Public Safety Conference

    March 9, 2018
    All Day
    The Philadelphia Fire Department presents Day 1 of a two-day conference on "Progress for Women in Public Safety." Registration is free.

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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