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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 | GET TO KNOW US

Portland Fire & Rescue is currently comprised of 756 total employees with 699 sworn and 57 non-sworn staff with a bureau operating budget of over $90 million. 93 percent of the firefighters are male while seven percent are female.

PF&R provides emergency services to more than 580,000 citizens, protects about 150 square miles, and currently operates:

  • 30 fire stations strategically located through the city
  • 30 engine companies
  • 9 truck companies
  • 1 heavy rescue company
  • 2 fireboats
  • 1 HazMat company
  • 5 command staff (4 battalion chiefs and 1 deputy chief)
  • 1 paramedic rescue
  • 2 heavy squad which are dedicated to Chemical and Biological, Radiological/Nuclear and Explosive (CBRNE) response
  • Various support and auxiliary equipment (e.g. brush units, air and rehab units, water rescue craft (wave runners), ATVs, water tender, foam unit, etc.)


PF&R has several specialty teams that are staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week:

  • Water Rescue
  • Dive Rescue
  • Trench Rescue
  • Confined Space Rescue
  • High Angle Rope Rescue
  • HazMat Team
  • Marine Unit
  • Fire Investigations Unit
  • SERT Team Paramedics (Portland Police Bureau Special Emergency Response Team)