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Phone: 503-823-3700

Fax: 503-823-3710

55 SW Ash Street, Portland, OR 97204

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Public Records Requests

Portland Fire & Rescue | REQUESTING INFORMATION

This web page contains information about how to request and obtain records from Portland Fire & Rescue.  To begin, please fill out the City's Uniform Records Request and make note of the City's fee schedule.  Due to the volume of requests and limited staffing, report requests are available by mail only.  There is no walk-in service available.

If you would like a copy of an Emergency Medical Service patient report, please send your request to:

Portland Fire & Rescue
Attn: EMS Office
4800 NE 122nd Avenue
Portland, OR  97230

If you would like a copy of a fire report and/or photos, please send your request to the below address. For recorded instructions to request a fire report and/or photos, contact (503) 823-1398.

Portland Fire & Rescue
Attn: Investigations
55 SW Ash St.
Portland, OR 97204

For PF&R to process a fire report request, include the date and address of the fire, along with the $10 base fee and a self-addressed, stamped envelope.  The base fee of $10.00 covers up to five pages of reports.  If the report exceeds five pages, there is an additional fee of $2.00 per page.  Photos may be available for a $20 flat fee (per CD).  Before sending a fee for photos, please call 503-823-3791 to ask if photos were taken. If you are contemplating a home purchase and have questions because you see evidence that might indicate a fire occurred, please call 503-823-3791 before sending a fire report request. Check or money orders should be made out to "City Treasurer".  If there is no report on file, the fee will not be refunded. Assuming the request is complete, normal turnaround time for fire report requests is approximately one to two weeks from the time the request is received in the Investigations Office.  Turnaround may be three weeks or more during the busy summer months.

For all other requests (environmental assessments, hazardous materials, history, statistical reports, etc.), please fill out the request form and send your request to:

Portland Fire & Rescue
Attn: Michael Silva

55 SW Ash Street
Portland, OR 97204

or email it, or fax it to 503-823-3710, attention Michael Silva.

For requests not related to medical services or fire reports, you will receive email notification that we have received your request.  While Portland Fire & Rescue tries to answer requests within two weeks, some requests take longer; you will be notified of any unusual circumstances.

If you have any questions about records requests, or to check on the status of your request, please email or call Michael Silva at 503-823-3550.