Most City offices closed Wednesday, June 19, to observe Juneteenth

The City of Portland recognizes Juneteenth as a formal day of remembrance to honor Black American history and the end of slavery in the United States. Learn about Juneteenth.


Female Firefighter
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.

Women have long and successful careers in the fire service.

By sharing images and stories of women firefighters with the hashtag #shefightsfires, young women and girls can visualize themselves in this career. So tag the female firefighter in your life with #shefightsfires and spread the word!

Portland Metro Fire Camp for Young Women:  Your first step in becoming a firefighter
What happens when a female firefighter walks into a first grade classroom?
  • In this video, women who are firefighters, construction workers, fighter pilots, and ER doctors walk into a first grade classroom in Portland to challenge gender norms.
A classroom learns about female professionals
Women In Fire

Women In Fire is a networking organization for women in the fire service. Check out their advice on pursuing a career in the fire service.