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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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UPDATED: April 1, 2020

Recruitment 2019 - 01137 Portland Fire & Rescue is currently in the background phase of this recruitment.  Candidates will be notified no later than April 10, 2020 if they will be invited to a Chief's Interview.  Chief's Interviews will be conducted the week of April 21-24 and April 28-29.  Candidates invited to Chief's Interview will be informed of the format by email. 

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UPDATED: March 25, 2020

Recruitment 2019 - 01137 :  Anticipated start date for next academy  will be June 2020.  Subject to change. Candidates on the final eligible hire list will be notified by email of any changes. 

Recruitment 2019 - 00228: Updates will be posted here which may include next academy date after the June 2020 academy.  Any changes to EMT-B, paramedic status, or personal information should be emailed to   


UPDATED: March 11, 2020

The final eligible hire list for Recruitment 2019 - 01137 is complete.  All candidates on the list have been notified via email.  Please contact the recruiter at for questions. 

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