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A Note from Training, Safety & EMS Division Chief Glen Eisner

Glen Eisner
Training, Safety & EMS Division Chief
Portland Fire & Rescue

You have the opportunity to join one of the most respected professions in the world and one of the most progressive, highly regarded fire departments in the country: Portland Fire & Rescue. Portland Fire & Rescue (PF&R) is a proud organization.  It is the largest fire department, and the largest pre-hospital care provider, in Oregon.  PF&R is internationally accredited through the Commission on Fire Accreditation International.

One of PF&R's training programs, the Firefighter Trainee program, has been developed specifically for people who may think that they fit the traditional profile of "firefighter" but lack prior firefighting experience or education.  The Firefighter Trainee program is a paid opportunity to learn the basics of firefighting before moving on to the more rigorous Firefighter Recruit Academy. Trainee candidates need to bring physical ability, a willingness to learn and work within a team environment, and enthusiasm for a new opportunity.  The Firefighter Trainee program is for anyone willing to try, not just for those who lack an Emergency Medical Technician-Basic certification.

The City of Portland invests a significant amount of time and resources into ensuring the success of each Trainee and Recruit.  Additionally, PF&R demands a certain level of leadership, initiative, adaptability, stress management, attention to detail and responsibility from its firefighters.  It is the mission of the Training, Safety & EMS Division to provide quality training and career development opportunities that assure competent, professional, and safe personnel.