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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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Office of the Chief



The Office of the Chief provides overall direction and management of PF&R. The Chief ensures that PF&R complies with Federal, State, and local regulations in the areas of fire suppression, emergency medical services, fire prevention, investigation, and disaster mitigation. Additional functions include Equity & Outreach, Human Resources, and Employee Assistance.

Equity and Inclusion
The Equity Manager runs the bureau's equity program and focuses on issues of race, disability, LGBTQ+, and culturally and underserved communities. As a member of the bureau's leadership team, the Equity Manager provides transparent information, engagement, education and support within the bureau and for the community.

Human Resources
Human Resources oversees employee selection and retention, the labor/management committee, labor relations, diversity development, affirmative action, legislative analysis, performance management, records retention, and workforce planning.

Employee Assistance Program
This program provides support for human resources, specializing in confidential counseling to help firefighters and all staff deal with the immediate and long-term emotional impact of the emergencies they encounter in the line of duty.