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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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Academics

The academic portion of the Firefighter Training Academy is rigorous.  Portland Fire & Rescue's (PF&R) Training, Safety & EMS Division requires Firefighter Trainees and Recruits to score a minimum of 76% on all written exams.  Failure to achieve passing scores will result in disciplinary action up to, and including, discharge.

Recruits will be tested on PF&R's Rules and Regulations, training manual instruction, Standard Operating Procedures, General Orders and the current fire skills textbook.  Firefighter Recruits at Station 2 will also be tested on EMS protocols during the second phase of training.

During the Firefighter Trainee Program, Trainees will complete multiple trainers' choice quizzes, 13 written exams, and a final, cumulative written exam.  The Firefighter Training Academy includes multiple trainers' choice quizzes, about 30 written exams, and a final, cumulative written exam.  Written exams consist of multiple choice, true/false, fill-in-the-blank, and essay questions. 

Academic success requires that the individual spend focused time on their studies, and should come into the academy with good study skills and strategies for learning new material.

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