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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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All About Portland's Fire Hydrants


Did you know… 

  • The City of Portland Water Bureau currently maintains about 16,000 fire hydrants.
  • Portland has fire hydrants are located about every 1,000 feet, which is the standard spacing of fire hydrants in residential areas.
  • In downtown Portland, there are two hydrants for each intersection.
  • Hydrants are color-coded to give important information to firefighters. Freelance hydrant painting violates Portland's City Code.

Learn more…

  • You can locate the nearest hydrant to your property on PortlandMaps. Type in your service address and once you have selected a property, open the Utilities tab, then click Water Assets.
  • Do you know how fire hydrants are connected to the water distribution system here in the City of Portland? Click here to check out the Water Bureau’s Blog titled, “Anatomy of a Fire Hydrant” and learn more about these strategically placed, high-capacity hydrants!
  • Read about Portland's hydrant history by visiting

Questions & Contact Numbers…

Contact the City of Portland's Water Bureau with questions on the below topics!

  • Broken Hydrant/Main -- (503) 823-4874
  • Locate a Hydrant -- Hydrant locations can be found on by selecting the property of interest, then selecting “Utilities”, and then selecting “Water Assets".
  • Hydrant permits -- (503) 823-1256

   Portland Fire & Rescue 

   We Respond: Always Ready, Always There

   October 11, 2010