Skip to Main Content View Text-Only

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

More Contact Info


Young people aspire to be what they see around them, but it’s difficult to aspire to a future that you never see and don’t know exists.

Women have long and successful careers in the fire service.

By sharing images and stories of women firefighters with the hashtag #shefightsfires, young women and girls can visualize themselves in this career. So tag the female firefighter in your life with #shefightsfires and spread the word!

VIDEO: What happens when a female firefighter walks into a first grade classroom?

In this video, women who are firefighters, construction workers, fighter pilots, and ER doctors walk into a first grade classroom in Portland to challenge gender norms.

Portland Metro Fire Camp for Young Women: Your first step in becoming a firefighter

This camp for young women 16-20 introduces them to a career in the fire service.