During a formal ceremony this morning at Portland Fire & Rescue's (PF&R) Training Center, Ty Callicotte was appointed to the position of Fire Lieutenant and Firefighter Trainees Thomas, Brent, Abraham, Rian, Brian, Eric, Stephen, Wilson, Todd, Arik, Kyle, and Austin were sworn in as Firefighter Recruits. In attendance was Fire Chief John Klum, Operations Chief John Nohr, Training & Safety Chief Glen Eisner, Deputy Chief Duane Bray, Port of Portland Fire Chief Craig Callicotte, and Safety Chief Todd Keathley.
Fire Lieutenant Callicotte
PF&R appointed Ty Callicotte as the newest Fire Lieutenant. Witnessing the ceremony was his father Craig Callicotte, Chief of the Port of Portland Airport Fire Department. Lieutenant Callicotte began his career here at Portland Fire over 11 years ago, and has worked at stations across the City of Portland.
Chief Callicotte & Lieutenant Callicotte
As a Fire Lieutenant, Callicotte will be responsible for supervising firefighters when working at a fire scene or other emergency. He will also organize and supervise the day-to-day tasks at a Portland fire station, and provide training on safety procedures and fire equipment to firefighters. Click here to view the City of Portland Fire Lieutenant job description.
Congrat's to Portland Fire Lieutenant Ty Callicotte!
Recruit Class 11-03
The eleven Firefighter Trainees had little or no fire service experience before applying and being accepted into the Firefighter Trainee Program. The Firefighter Trainee Program is a "earn while you learn," comprehensive, paid, eight-week training program at PF&R's Training Center. During the last two months, Firefighter Trainees Thomas, Brent, Abraham, Rian, Brian, Eric, Stephen, Wilson, Todd, Arik and Austin worked a 40-hour work schedule and received hands-on experience with the tools of the trade. These successful Firefighter Trainees completed the two month, were sworn in, and will now advance to the Firefighter Recruit Academy. The Firefighter Trainees were joined by one new Firefighter Recruit, evening out the number of the new class of firefighters to 12.
The new Recruit Class 11-03 will be working together for the next four months earning certifications and learning firefighting skills. At the end of four months, the Portland firefighters that successfully complete and pass the Firefighter Recruit Academy will continue their probation at Fire Station 2 where they start 24 weeks of shift work (24 hours on/48 hours off) and receive further training while responding to various emergency calls.
Good luck to Firefighter Recruits Thomas, Brent, Abraham, Rian, Brian, Eric, Stephen, Wilson, Todd, Arik, Kyle, and Austin as they embark on a challenging journey to become Portland Firefighters!
Portland Fire & Rescue