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The City of Portland, Oregon

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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Portland Fire & Rescue will be accepting online applications for entry level firefighter starting February 25, 2019 at 12:00 am and close March 11, 2019 at 11:59 pm, click the following link to apply;

Click the following link to be notified when the application period opens.  Select the Fire & EMS job category. 


 Portland Fire & Rescue (PF&R) promotes a safe work environment for all people who live and work in Portland and the surrounding areas.

PF&R is Oregon’s largest fire and emergency services provider.  We provide an extensive range of public safety services including fire prevention, public education, response to fire, medical, and other emergency incidents, and disaster mitigation. PF&R is comprised of about 750 employees with a Bureau operating budget of $90.7 million. 

PF&R operates 28 engine companies, nine truck companies, two fireboats, a rescue, and three squad units, including two specialized units for Chemical and Biological, Radiological/Nuclear and Explosive (CBRNE) response, and a specialized unit for Hazardous Materials (HazMat).  These units allow PF&R firefighters to provide emergency services 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.  Emergency response is provided from 30 stations, which are strategically located throughout the City of Portland to maximize resources and provide the quickest possible response times. 

Mission, Vision & Principles

Developed and updated as part of the five-year Strategic Planning process.