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Phone: 503-823-3700

Fax: 503-823-3710

55 SW Ash Street, Portland, OR 97204

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Portland Fire & Rescue | BECOME A FIREFIGHTER

NOTIFICATION: 
THE FIREFIGHTER OPEN RECRUITMENT IS NOW CLOSED. APPLICATIONS FOR FIREFIGHTER TRAINEE & FIREFIGHTER RECRUIT (EMT-B/PARAMEDIC) ARE NO LONGER BEING ACCEPTED. 

DO YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES TO BE A PORTLAND FIREFIGHTER?
Firefighting is only the beginning. Portland firefighters serve the community in many ways including fighting fires, providing emergency medical services, responding to hazardous materials spills, performing on specialty response teams, providing education to the public, investigating fires and enforcing code.  Professional firefighters work as a team to protect life and property during all types of emergencies. You must be in excellent physical condition to meet the demands of the job. Firefighters work quickly, while handling heavy equipment for long periods of time and wearing special protective gear in hot and hazardous environments. If you have a strong desire to help others and be a part of a growing and diverse professional organization, then begin your professional firefighting and emergency medical services career with Portland Fire & Rescue.
 

CHOOSE YOUR PATH!

BECOME A FIREFIGHTER TRAINEE
Candidates with little or no fire service experience are encouraged to click here to learn how to become a Firefighter Trainee.

BECOME A FIREFIGHTER RECRUIT (EMT-B/PARAMEDIC)
Candidates with fire service experience and who hold a minimum of an Emergency Medical Technician-Basic (EMT-B) certification are  encouraged to click here to learn how to become a Firefighter Recruit (EMT-B/Paramedic).

 


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