West End Residents Participate in Hands Only CPR Program
The Portland Fire Department provides the shortened CPR training program to a group of residents.
Spring Ahead Safety Message from the Portland Fire Department.
Portland Fire Department reminds residents to spring ahead with safety and change your smoke alarm batteries
Portland Fire releases information related to generator safety
Trauma Intervention Program Seeks Citizen Volunteers
Spring TIP starts a training classes on Thursday April 24, 2014.
Portland Fire Department responds to fire alarm to find a smoke filled building
A residential sprinkler system is credited with extinguishing a fire that began on a stove.
Portland High School Students Learn about Firefighting
Portland Fire Department Partners with the Portland School District on New Course
Portland Fire Department to Honor victims of 9/11 attack
The Portland Fire Department lays a wreath of remembrance and sponsors a day-long blood drive with the American Red Cross
Portland Fireboat Responds to Reported Boat Collision in Casco Bay
The department finds 9 people aboard 2 boats, transports 3 to the hospital
Fire Department Responds to Fire at 129 Grant Street
Twenty-three families displaced as a result of the fire
Portland Fire Department clarifies open burning regulations
Portland Fire wants to clarify the rules regarding open burning in the city.
Sandy Hook Memorial Traveling to Newtown Stops in Portland
Fire Department remembers the victims of the Sandy Hook School shooting
Fire Department Responds to Persistent Fire
Firefighters work to put down fire at Riverside Recycling over the weekend
Portland Fire Marine Division participates in Survivor Island Extreme
High school students spend a week with Survival Specialists and face the final test Friday
Fire Department Responds to Two Fires this Morning
Malfunctioning furnace causes fire on Whitney Avenue
Lightning Strike Causes Fire
Fire Department responds to fire at 320 Warren Avenue
Portland Fire Department Offers Tips for Safe Summer
Simple fire prevention and health safety steps lead to a safe and fun summer
Portland Firefighters Enter Burning Plane
Firefighters conduct annual FAA training responding to a fire onboard a plane at the Jetport
Battle Flag Was Raised at Bramhall Station
Corporal presents flag flown at Forward Operating Base Payne in Afghanistan as thank you to support from local firefighters
Ambulance Replacement Program Leads to New Medcu 6
Ambulance Replacement Program Leads to New Medcu 6
The Fire Department Rules and Regulations have been updated into one comprehensive document on our web site. The new document supercedes all other previous regulations and is effective immediately.
Portland's New Engine 5!
Seagrave Manufacturing has started construction on the new Engine 5 for Central Station.
Carbon Monoxide and Smoke Alarm tips for landlords and tenants
Smoke alarms use two types of detection technology: Ion and photoelectric. While Ion smoke alarms tend to be less expensive than photoelectric detectors, they have a propensity to activate from cooking fumes and create nuisance alarms.
Portland adopts latest edition of NFPA Life Safety and Fire Codes
The City Council passed Order 25-10/11 Monday night amending Chapter 10 of the Portland City Code. The order adopts the 2009 editions of the Life Safety and Fire Codes with amendments and takes effect September 16. The order updates codes that were 12 years, or 4 code revisions out of date, and promises to make compliant buildings safer for years to come. A copy of the new codes are available at the City Clerk's Office for viewing.
Fire Safety Tips for Year Round Boat Living
The Portland Fire Department offers these safety tips to year-round residents living on winterized boats on the waterfront.
According to The National Fire Protection Agency statistics, a residential fire starts every ten seconds in the United States. Every sixth fire is large enough to require fire department assistance. BOATS ARE NOT EXEMPT FROM THESE STATISTICS.
Portland Fire Department Reminds Residents that Fire Hydrants Cannot Be Painted
In response to a growing number of fire hydrants discovered to have been painted without authorization, the Portland Fire Department reminds the community that painting their neighborhood fire hydrant is forbidden without permission from the Portland Water District.
Knox Box Policy and Online
Study of the Portland Fire Department
We are a proud team of dedicated professionals on the front line since 1768.
Our mission is to deliver emergency services to the City of Portland and protect its well being through preparedness, prevention and education.
STRENGTHENING A REMARKABLE CITY
Portland is a small city of about 30 square
miles, set on a peninsula overlooking Casco Bay, with a nighttime population of
about 68,000 that swells to over 150,000 during the day. The PFD protects a
diverse community that contains a major Seaport, an International Jetport, large
industrial companies, a large area of residential multi unit dwellings that
consist of numerous tightly packed three to five story apartment houses, and 2