Fire Department

The Portland Fire Department

is 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 nearly 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 Portland Fire Department protects a diverse community that contains a major Seaport, Island communities, an International Airport, industrial companies, large areas of residential multi-unit dwellings that consist of numerous tightly packed three- to five-story apartment houses, two major highways and both passenger and freight rail lines.
Per City Ordinance, citizens and visitors are prohibited from purchasing and using consumer fireworks in the City of Portland. 

Before enjoying an evening around the family fire pit, please review safe fire pit and campfire guidelines: Outdoor Burning.
For campfires, or fires not contained in a fire pit, a permit is required: Outdoor Burning Not in a Fireplace.

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