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
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You can access the Philadelphia Fire Department's full content on our existing website.

Events

  • Oct
    6
    Fire Prevention Week Proclamation
    10:00 am to 11:00 am
    Fireman's Hall Museum, 147 N 2nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19106, USA

    Fire Prevention Week Proclamation

    October 6, 2017
    10:00 am to 11:00 am, 1 hour
    Fireman's Hall Museum, 147 N 2nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19106, USA
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    The 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.
  • Oct
    11
    Citywide Fire Drill
    6:00 pm to 8:30 pm
    719 Knorr St, Philadelphia, PA 19111, USA

    Citywide Fire Drill

    October 11, 2017
    6:00 pm to 8:30 pm, 3 hours
    719 Knorr St, Philadelphia, PA 19111, USA
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    October is National Fire Prevention Month, so the PFD will conduct a simulated fire response at a home in Philadelphia.
  • Oct
    14
    "Let's Talk Safety"
    3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

    "Let's Talk Safety"

    October 14, 2017
    3:00 pm to 4:00 pm, 1 hour
    Fire Commissioner Adam Thiel hosts his monthly talk show on WURD-900AM.

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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