The Jeff Morris Fire & Life Safety Foundation and Portland Fire & Rescue have teamed up to bring you a remarkable facility known as the "Safety Learning Center & Fire Museum." The Safety Learning Center & Fire Museum, located at the Historic Belmont Firehouse at 900 SE 35th Avenue, is not your traditional museum. Housed in an original Portland fire station, the museum not only offers hands-on fires safety exhibits, but includes displays and stories of the history of fire fighting in Portland.
Volunteer Matt vacuums the floor of the Learning Center
To help keep the Safety Learning Center & Fire Museum clean and in tip top shape, developmentally disabled folks volunteers from Port City Development Center (Port City) lend their vacuuming, dusting, polishing, and window washing skills.
Volunteer Verle dusts firefighter antiques in of the Learning Center
Since 1978, Port City has been providing employment, job training and support services for people with developmental disabilities in the Portland metro community.
Volunteer Matt celebrates his birthday and hard work with a cupcake at the Firehouse
Port City’s production, art and farming, job development, community volunteers, fabric arts, silk-screening, woodworking, custodial and other programs provide meaningful work, skills building and community integrations opportunities for individuals with disabilities. To learn more about Port City, visit their website at http://www.portcitydevelopment.org/.
Portland Fire & Rescue
We Respond: Always Ready, Always There
June 3, 2011