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Fire & Rescue

Always Ready, Always There

Phone: 503-823-3700

Fax: 503-823-3710

55 SW Ash Street, Portland, OR 97204

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Firefighter Recruit Academy

Portland Fire & Rescue’s Recruit Academy is a nationally recognized program.  The Recruit Academy includes comprehensive classroom instruction and high-level training in the latest firefighting techniques and equipment use.

The Journey to Becoming a Portland Firefighter
Firefighter Trainee and Recruits candidates will attend a 6-month Academy to develop the skill sets necessary to move on to more advanced training while completing their probationary process. The curriculum includes fireground hydraulics and pump theory, complex hose evolutions and ladder raises, and a more in-depth understanding and application of fireground tools and equipment, including the self-contained breathing apparatus.

If Firefighter Recruits successfully complete the academy, they will be transferred to Station 2, a working fire station.  At Station 2, Recruits will learn bureau Emergency Medical Service protocols, practice challenging scenario based evolutions, and be available to respond on emergency calls.  Under the supervision of training officers and firefighter specialists, the Recruits will spend two months training on an engine company, then three months with a truck company.

After completing five months of training at Station 2, successful Recruits will then be transferred to stations around the City of Portland where they complete the final portion of their probationary period.


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