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Unfortunately, the 2020 Portland Metro Fire Camp for Young Women had to be canceled due to health concerns in the wake of the COVID-19 virus.
New job openings are posted every Monday morning. You can view all postings online, search for a job that interests you, and apply online.

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Updated March 6, 2023

Fire Camp

Are you a young woman between the ages of 16 and 22? Want to learn about a career in firefighting? Apply for the Portland Metro Fire Camp for women.
Portland Fire & Rescue's Training Academy is demanding, both mentally and physically. Firefighter recruits should not expect to get into shape at the academy; they should come prepared for the physical fitness required.
Portland Fire & Rescue’s Recruit Academy is a nationally recognized program. The Recruit Academy includes comprehensive classroom instruction and high-level training in the latest firefighting techniques and equipment use.
Updated February 13, 2023
The video below explains how to apply for firefighter positions at PF&R
Become a partner with emergency service providers in your neighborhood by getting involved with the Neighborhood Emergency Team (NET)
Receive information about openings for entry level firefighter positions.
PF&R is dedicated to dismantling institutional barriers based on race, gender, disability, and sexual orientation and addressing those societal patterns that interfere with equitable City service delivery to all communities in Portland.
Watch these short videos featuring our Health and Wellness Coordinator Jessica Cone on how to train like a firefighter.
Update: October 11, 2022
Portland Fire & Rescue will be temporarily suspending the ride along program. We apologize for the inconvenience and will post an update when the ride along program resumes.


Young people aspire to be what they see around them, but it’s difficult to aspire to a future that you never see and don’t know exists.

Toy and Joy makers

Portland Fire & Rescue’s Toy N Joy Makers was founded in 1914 to help provide Portland’s low income families with toys, books, and other gifts during the winter holiday season. The Toy & Joy Maker’s toy program is the largest in Oregon and has a history of working alongside local and state agencies.
Volunteer to help your neighbor get through a difficult situation with the Trauma Intervention Program (TIP).

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