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The City of Portland, Oregon

Archives & Records Management

Office of the City Auditor

phone: 503-865-4100


1800 SW 6th Ave, Suite 550, Portland, OR 97201

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5006 Emergency Support

5006-01   City Map Books

Series is used to locate hydrants and street addresses when responding to an emergency call. Records are copies of maps that locate streets, hydrants, and address. Record includes copies of map grids, page indexes, and maps from other jurisdictions.

Retention: Until superseded
Record Copy? Yes


5006-02   Reference Wall Maps

Series is used to supply stations with wall maps that are used for quick reference. The wall maps are used by rig drivers to locate general location of emergency response. Records are large copies of the maps that included information on streets, addresses and hydrants. Maps differ slightly from map books in that reference maps may cover the area of several pages.

Retention: Until superseded
Record Copy? Yes


5006-03   First Response Book

Series is used to document the fire management area for a particular fire company. Record contains street maps of the fire management agency identifying location of hydrants and landmarks of the fire management area.

Retention: Until superseded
Record Copy? No 
Where? Engine Companies


5006-04   Station Location Records

Series is a databank used to determine placement of station houses, apparatus, and equipment. Series is used as a logistical tool to ensure best emergency response. Records are a computer database that contain information about station houses, address, ranges, intersections, traffic patterns and information, roads, boundaries, census material, maps, etc. Records include mapping program and tools (currently FLAME) and response time models which are generated from the computer.

Retention: Retain as needed
Record Copy? Yes


5006-05   800 MHz (Megahertz) Radio System Records

Series is used to document the conversion to the 800 MHz radio system. Series includes inventory of radios, templates, talk groups, etc.

Retention: Life of equipment or system.
Record Copy? Yes