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01/15/10: Open Enrollment for PF&R Firefighter Trainee & Firefighter EMT/Paramedic is Now Closed



PF&R FIREFIGHTER EMT/PARAMEDIC APPLICANTS:  As of 4:30 pm on January 13, 2010, the position of PF&R Firefighter EMT/Paramedic has reached the 1,500 maximum applicants and applications are no longer being accepted.    


PF&R FIREFIGHTER TRAINEE APPLICANTS:  As of 10:00 am on January 15, 2010, the position of PF&R Firefighter Trainee has reached the 2,500 maximum applicants and applications are no longer being accepted.




Complete and submit your application. If your application is not accepted, you will be notified by the City of Portland’s Bureau of Human Resources.

If your application is accepted, you are automatically invited to the video-based, written, multiple-choice test on Thursday, February 18, 2010 at the Oregon Convention Center located at 777 N.E. Martin Luther King Blvd., Portland, Oregon 97212.  

The examination times will be scheduled based on the first letter of your last name.  The test will start promptly as scheduled.  


To participate in the video-based written test, bring photo identification with you.  This could include a driver’s license or DMV ID. 


Please note that purses, backpacks, bags, cellular phones, pagers, calculators, or any other electronic devices will not be submitted into the testing area.  If you bring any of these items, YOU WILL NOT BE ADMITTED AND MUST SECURE THEM ELSEWHERE.  Due to testing requirements and confidentiality, anyone found with one of these devices in the testing room will be immediately disqualified. 


Additionally, this is a timed, two-hour, video-based written examination, and no there will not be any scheduled restroom breaks.  Food and drink will not be allowed in the testing area.


Click here for frequently asked questions about the 2010 Firefighter Trainee and Firefighter EMT recruitment process. For more info, click here!  

January 15, 2010


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Kraig Isley

January 17, 2010 at 2:10 PM

To take the written exam, I will be traveling from Wisconsin. I was just curious if it is possible to take the later exam (2:00) even though my last name doesn't fit in that requirement. I'm not sure if that will be necessary, but it might help me with my travel itinerary. Thank you.

Kraig A. Isley


N. Jimenez

January 20, 2010 at 10:27 AM

Is there a timeline for the steps following the written examination. For those of us that are out-of-towners it would be helpful and may very well determine if we proceed. Thank you.


Daniel Kuhn

January 20, 2010 at 10:06 PM

Hello my name is Daniel Kuhn and I would like to become a Fire Fighter in Portland. I have been born and raised in this town and would like to give back by being a civil servant.

Please contact me with any and all information to do so.

Thank you

Daniel Kuhn


Andrew Taylor

January 23, 2010 at 7:27 PM

Hello, my name is Andrew Taylor and I would like to dedicate my life to being a firefighter in the city of Portland. I am an ambitious native of this state, and would be elated at the opportunity to serve this great city and its inhabitants.

Please keep me up to date with any information that will assist me in my pursuing my goal.

Thank you

Andrew Taylor
(503) 804-1275

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