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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

Multnomah County Fire Departments/Districts Issue 2018 Summer Burn Ban

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 13, 2018

MULTNOMAH COUNTY, OR – Multnomah Fire Defense Board Chief Scott Lewis has issued an outdoor burn ban effective Friday, July 13, 2018, in all areas of Multnomah County.

The burn ban has been issued due to forecasted high temperatures, limited rainfall and ongoing dry conditions.

The burn ban includes recreational campfires, fire pits, yard debris, agricultural burning and permits issued for open burning until further notice. 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
--503-823-3700 for Portland Fire & Rescue general information

Outdoor barbecuing is still allowed; however, citizens should exercise extreme caution. When using charcoal briquettes please properly dispose of ashes in a covered metal container away from combustibles, and keep the ashes wet for a few days before properly disposing of them. Maintain at least ten feet between outdoor cooking and anything combustible such as siding, fences, shrubbery, etc.

Smokers are reminded to ensure their cigarettes are truly out and placed in proper receptacles.

Those living in rural areas are asked to maintain their defensible space by monitoring growth surrounding homes and structures, and to maintain adequate access for firefighting equipment.

For additional information, contact Gresham Fire and Emergency Services, 503-618-2355 or your local fire department.

June 2018 Cogglevation

In the June 2018 Edition… Checking in with Commissioner Saltzman as he nears retirement Portland Fire & Rescue’s commissioner discusses what he’s learned, what he likes, and what he hopes for from the bureau.

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