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The Multnomah County Fire Defense Board has lifted its outdoor burn ban effective Friday, September 14, 2018

Multnomah County, including Portland, Gresham, Troutdale, Fairview, Wood Village and the unincorporated areas in Multnomah County Fire District 10, Corbett Fire District 14, and Sauvie Island Fire District 30.

Multnomah County Fire Departments/Districts Lift Summer Burn Ban

The Multnomah County Fire Defense Board has lifted its outdoor burn ban effective today, Friday, September 14, 2018, for ALL of Multnomah County, including Portland, Gresham, Troutdale, Fairview, Wood Village and the unincorporated areas in Multnomah County Fire District 10, Corbett Fire District 14, and Sauvie Island Fire District 30.

MULTNOMAH COUNTY, Ore. – Fire Defense Board Chief Scott Lewis has lifted the outdoor burn ban in all areas of Multnomah County. The burn ban has been lifted due to the recent rainfall and moderate temperatures, which has improved the moisture content of the local ground cover.
Recreational campfires, fire pits, and agricultural burning is now permitted on DEQ approved burn days. Yard debris and open burning is still not permitted; the usual start date for these is on or around October 1.
Check with your local Fire Department/District for more information. For updated information please call the burning information line at:
503-618-3083 for Gresham, Troutdale, Wood Village, Fairview, Fire District 10
503-695-2225 for Corbett Fire District 14
503-621-1242 for Sauvie Island District 30
General Information for Portland Fire & Rescue, 503-823-3700
For additional information contact Gresham Fire and Emergency Services at 503-618-2355.

Portland Fire & Rescue’s Cadet Program Now Taking Applications

Are you or someone you know 16-20 years-old and interested in becoming a firefighter?

 

PF&R Cadet Program

Portland Fire & Rescue (PF&R) Cadet Program provides the opportunity for young men and women, ages 16 to 20, to become familiar with career opportunities available in the fire service. Through classroom instruction, hands-on training, and volunteer work, Cadets are provided a base of knowledge and experience that will benefit them not only in fire service careers, but also in all future endeavors. The program is designed to encourage and promote accountability, being safe, communication, teamwork, fitness and develop leadership skills.

PF&R is committed to providing our Cadets with the most realistic experience possible. The Cadet Program is designed and functions similarly to a Fire Science/Fire Academy. 


Program Objectives:

  • Hands-on training and fire ground skills  
  • Emergency Medical Response skills 
  • Physical fitness
  • Academic Requirements
  • Crew Dynamics/Interaction 
  • Tours of specialty areas within PF&R
  • Application/Interview Process 

The goal of the program is to provide Cadets with a basic understanding of the fire service and to prepare them for future professional advancement opportunities such as Resident/Volunteer Firefighting, College Level Fire Science Programs and EMT/Paramedic Programs

Program Requirements:  

  • Cadets must be between the ages of 16 and 20.
  • Cadets must be able to attend weekly drills every Saturday from 9:00 am to 11:30 am, October through May.  
  • Pass weekly quizzes and complete academic assignments.
  • Perform weekly physical fitness and training specific to firefighting skills, including the Physical Agility Test (PAT) upon completion from the Program. 
  • Complete assigned duties/responsibilities in a timely manner.  
  • Adhere to dress and conduct codes provided. 
  • Willingness to make improvements and show self-motivation     

 

Applications are due by Aug. 31, 2018. Applicants should apply here: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/fire/cadet