We, the members of the Philadelphia Fire Department, dedicate our efforts to provide
for the safety and welfare of the public through preservation of life, property, and
To be recognized by our community and employees as: a model of excellence in
providing services through education, prevention, and mitigation; a department
that is synonymous with the term leadership; a department that fosters an
environment of involvement, trust and cohesion; a department responsive to
the needs and concerns of the community.
We currently have 33 employees, (one Chief, one Deputy Chief, three Battalion Chiefs and twenty eight combat firefighters.
The fire department average response time is approximately 3-4 minutes once alarmed is received until units arrive on scene.
Over half of the department staff are qualified Emergency Medical Technicians with one paramedic, as well we have approximately twenty Hazardous Material Technicians, a number of structural collapse technicians, swift/flood water technicians, high angle rescue technicians, public safety divers, trench rescue, and numerous other technical rescue specialties.We are also very active with Mississippi Task Force 2;
We have eighteen employees that are active members of the task force. The Task Force members deployed several times after hurricane Katrina and continually participate in state wide training exercises and deployments.STATION 1
Non emergency 601-656-5841
Station 1 is home to Ladder 1, a 2009 Pierce custom 75’ ladder truck; Battalion 1, a 2003 Chevrolet command vehicle; the Hazardous Material response trailer; and the Water Rescue/Recovery response trailer.STATION 2
Non emergency 601-656-8531
Station 2 is home to Engine 2, a 2005 E-One custom pumperSTATION 3
Non emergency 601-656-4415
Station 3 is home to Engine 3, which is a 2001 E-One custom pumper and Rescue 1, which is a 1997 Ford Light Duty Rescue. Station 3 is also home to Engine 1, which a 2001 E-One custom pumper that is used as a reserve Engine.