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PF&R is hiring it's first ever Equity Manager.
Are you or someone you know 16-20 years-old and interested in becoming a firefighter?
Portland Fire & Rescue (PF&R) Cadet Program provides the opportunity for young men and women, ages 16 to 20, to become familiar with career opportunities available in the fire service. Through classroom instruction, hands-on training, and volunteer work, Cadets are provided a base of knowledge and experience that will benefit them not only in fire service careers, but also in all future endeavors. The program is designed to encourage and promote accountability, being safe, communication, teamwork, fitness and develop leadership skills.
PF&R is committed to providing our Cadets with the most realistic experience possible. The Cadet Program is designed and functions similarly to a Fire Science/Fire Academy.
The goal of the program is to provide Cadets with a basic understanding of the fire service and to prepare them for future professional advancement opportunities such as Resident/Volunteer Firefighting, College Level Fire Science Programs and EMT/Paramedic Programs
Applications are due by Aug. 31, 2018. Applicants should apply here: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/fire/cadet
In this issue: A woman knocked on Station 29’s door and the crew welcomed her in. She says this prevented her from attempting suicide.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 13, 2018
MULTNOMAH COUNTY, OR – Multnomah Fire Defense Board Chief Scott Lewis has issued an outdoor burn ban effective Friday, July 13, 2018, in all areas of Multnomah County.
The burn ban has been issued due to forecasted high temperatures, limited rainfall and ongoing dry conditions.
The burn ban includes recreational campfires, fire pits, yard debris, agricultural burning and permits issued for open burning until further notice. Check with your local Fire Department/District for more information. For updated information please call the burning information line at:
--503-618-3083 for Gresham, Troutdale, Wood Village, Fairview, Fire District 10
--503-695-2225 for Corbett Fire District 14
--503-621-1242 for Sauvie Island District 30
--503-823-3700 for Portland Fire & Rescue general information
Outdoor barbecuing is still allowed; however, citizens should exercise extreme caution. When using charcoal briquettes please properly dispose of ashes in a covered metal container away from combustibles, and keep the ashes wet for a few days before properly disposing of them. Maintain at least ten feet between outdoor cooking and anything combustible such as siding, fences, shrubbery, etc.
Smokers are reminded to ensure their cigarettes are truly out and placed in proper receptacles.
Those living in rural areas are asked to maintain their defensible space by monitoring growth surrounding homes and structures, and to maintain adequate access for firefighting equipment.
For additional information, contact Gresham Fire and Emergency Services, 503-618-2355 or your local fire department.
In the June 2018 Edition… Checking in with Commissioner Saltzman as he nears retirement Portland Fire & Rescue’s commissioner discusses what he’s learned, what he likes, and what he hopes for from the bureau.