Philadelphia Fire Department Foundation
The PFD Foundation, previously named Citizens Committee for Fire Prevention established in 1952, changed to the PFD Foundation in 2016 and is the official not-for-profit of the Philadelphia Fire Department (PFD). Our mission is to promote fire and life safety education and help the PFD better protect Philadelphia. The PFD Foundation funds programs that advance the PFD’s goals, which include maintaining operational excellence, reaching out to the community with an array of fire and life safety programs, and ensuring that our firefighters and EMS personnel have the best available training and equipment. The PFD Foundation is:
- The only organization authorized to raise funds on behalf of the PFD Foundation and;
- The PFD Foundation does not solicit by telephone or use telemarketers.
Donating to the PFDF
Thank you for your support and donation to the Philadelphia Fire Department Foundation, the official 501(c)(3) non-profit organization of the Philadelphia Fire Department. Your donation supports the critical needs of our firefighters and paramedics, and supports important community initiatives around education, fire prevention, training and in-home smoke detectors for residents not funded through city, state or federal budgets.
Check donations can be made to Philadelphia Fire Department Foundation and mailed to, Philadelphia Fire Department 240 Spring Garden Street, Philadelphia PA 19123.
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If you have any questions please contact us at PhillyFireFoundation@gmail.com.
Philadelphia Fire Department
Unsung ACTS of Bravery Since 1736
The Philadelphia Fire Department has been serving Philadelphia for nearly 265 years. Our first organized volunteer firefighting service was launched on December 7, 1736, and served the community with unsung acts of bravery for nearly 135 years.
In the late 1860’s, city officials spoke of transforming this volunteer service into a professional fire department to meet the demands of the City’s growth.
In December 1870, a council meeting was held and an ordinance was issued to create a professional fire department – and the Philadelphia Fire Department was born. The legacy of our early beginnings has made us heir to a lasting public image – an image that is protected and refined by the dedicated men and women of the Philadelphia Fire Department.