55 SW Ash Street, Portland, OR 97204
Candidates who have little to no fire experience are encouraged to apply as Portland Fire & Rescue (PF&R) Firefighter Trainees.
The Firefighter Trainee application process is designed to give individuals with or without an EMT certification the opportunity to be successful in the Fire Service by receiving hands-on exposure to the requirements of this career. Candidates will receive exposure to the tools of the trade and develop the physical fitness level required of a firefighter.
Firefighter Trainee General Qualifications
To apply as a Firefighter Trainee, a candidate must meet the following criteria at the time of application:
Criteria are as follows:
Documentation may be requested at any time during the testing and hiring process.
Trainee Program Description
Firefighter Trainees work a 40-hour work schedule as they develop the basic skills to advance to Phase II training which involves more advanced training to further develop a candidate to meet the demands of emergency response, code enforcement and customer service. Candidates who are successful in the recruitment process may be provided opportunities to attain their EMT certification which is a requirement for the position. For Oregon State EMS reciprocity information click here.
Firefighter Trainees will work with candidates from the Firefighter EMT or Paramedic eligibility list to develop the skills and traits necessary to attain the desired qualifications and characteristics desired to advance through the training program. Minimum of EMT level of certification is required by the time of conditional offer. Out of state or country EMT certification reciprocity for the State of Oregon must be received by Conditional Offer of Employment.
Firefighter Trainee Salary for Fiscal Year 2017-18
Firefighter Trainee Application Process
The City of Portland application process for Firefighter Trainee includes a written examination, a physical agility test, an oral interview, a background check, and a medical evaluation. Click here to learn more about the application process.
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Resources & Additional Information
Click here to access a list of EMT providers, working conditions, grooming standards, and frequently asked questions.