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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.

#SheFightsFires

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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.