55 SW Ash Street, Portland, OR 97204
THE FIREFIGHTER OPEN RECRUITMENT PERIOD IS NOW CLOSED & APPLICATIONS FOR FIREFIGHTER TRAINEE ARE NO LONGER BEING ACCEPTED.
Candidates with little or no fire service experience are encouraged to apply for Portland Fire & Rescue’s (PF&R) Firefighter Trainee Program.
If you do have fire service experience and hold a minimum of an Emergency Medical Technician-Basic (EMT-B) certification, click here to learn about becoming PF&R Firefighter Recruit (EMT-B/Paramedic).
The Firefighter Trainee Program consists of a "earn while you learn," comprehensive, paid, eight-week training program at PF&R's Training Center located at 4800 NE 122nd. Candidates will receive hands-on experience with the tools of the trade, and advance to the strenuous physical fitness level required of a firefighter.
During this program, Firefighter Trainees work a 40-hour work schedule. Trainee candidates who do not yet have an EMT-B certification will be paid to go through an additional six-week certification program.
After completion of the program, successful Firefighter Trainees are sworn in, join the Firefighter Recruits, and then advance to the Firefighter Recruit Academy together. Click here to learn more about the Firefighter Recruit Academy. Please note that a minimum of an EMT-B certification is required before beginning the Academy.
Firefighter Trainee General Qualifications
Firefighter Trainee Salary for Fiscal Year 2010-2011
Firefighter Trainee Application Process
The City of Portland application process for Firefighter Trainee includes a written examination, a physical agility test, and an oral interview. Click here to learn more about the application process.
Firefighter Recruit Academy
Firefighter Trainees who successfully complete the initial eight-week training program and achieve their EMT-B certification will be sworn in, join candidates selected as Firefighter Recruits (EMT-B/Paramedics), and enter the Firefighter Recruit Academy. Click here to learn more about the Academy.
Resources & Additional Information
Click here to access a list of EMT providers, working conditions, grooming standards, and frequently asked questions.