This program is purely voluntary and is offered to people with qualified disabilities under the Americans with Disabilities Act, specifically those deaf or hard of hearing. This program is only for persons living within the City of Portland.
Fireworks during the Fourth of July are a tradition, but did you know that more fires are reported on this day than on any other of the year in the United States? Nearly half of these fires are caused by fireworks. Enjoy your holiday with just a few simple safety tips and keep your loved ones safe.
Smoke alarms save lives - 65% of home fire deaths happen in homes with no smoke alarms that work or no smoke alarms at all. When there is a fire, smoke spreads fast and you need smoke alarms to give you time to get out. Smoke alarms are the single most important item to help you survive a fire.
After a fire, why does my house have broken windows and doors, and holes in the roof? Firefighting operations require these types of methods to remove the heat and smoke to enter the structure and put the fire out. This information will guide you with what to do after the fire is out.
The program is designed to enable residents to achieve a high level of protection against a wildland-urban interface (WUI) fire loss even as a sustainable ecosystem balance is maintained. In coordination with Portland Fire & Rescue, assessments are conducted upon the resident’s request.