City of Portland Fire & Rescue

About City of Portland Fire & Rescue

Portland Fire & Rescue (PF&R) promotes a safe work environment for all people who live and work in Portland and the surrounding areas.

PF&R is Oregon’s largest fire and emergency services provider. We provide an extensive range of public safety services including fire prevention, public education, response to fire, medical, and other emergency incidents, and disaster mitigation. PF&R is comprised of about 750 employees with a Bureau operating budget of $90.7 million.

PF&R operates 28 engine companies, nine truck companies, two fireboats, a rescue, and three squad units, including two specialized units for Chemical and Biological, Radiological/Nuclear and Explosive (CBRNE) response, and a specialized unit for Hazardous Materials (HazMat). These units allow PF&R firefighters to provide emergency services 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Emergency response is provided from 30 stations, which are strategically located throughout the City of Portland to maximize resources and provide the quickest possible response times.


EMS Medical Services and Training Division Intern

May 2018 - September 2018 Portland, OR
“I liked how my internship helped me to make various connections to many of the psychology and health courses that I have taken throughout my education. Not only was I able to truly see my courses at work in the field, but I also got real-world experience as to how emergency services work, both in the big pictures and behind the scenes. My experience with Portland Fire and Rescue reminded me how passionate I am about aiding others and the fascination I have working with trauma. ”
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