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PCEF Program achieves over 1,000 cooling unit installations

In need of heat relief? Call 211 to get transportation to a local cooling shelter and other resources. For medical help, call 911.

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Portland Fire & Rescue does not have a coherent accountability system

We found that the Portland Fire Bureau has not invested the time, attention, and resources needed for a coherent employee accountability system. We make recommendations for training and complaint, investigation, and discipline processes to help ensure that the Bureau achieves its diversity goals.

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The History of Portland Street Response

From an idea, to an advocacy campaign, to a single team in Lents, to citywide expansion, this is the story of Portland Street Response - our newest unarmed 911 response within Portland Fire & Rescue which "assists people experiencing non-life-threatening mental health and behavioral health issues."

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A Portland Ban on Fireworks

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Fraud Hotline Report: Firefighters used City water to wash personal trucks

The Auditor’s Office found evidence of wasted resources when investigating a tip about a firefighter washing a personal vehicle on City property. We referred findings and recommendations to the Fire Bureau.

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Mayor Ted Wheeler, Fire Chief Sara Boone and City Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty Announce Ban on Sale of Fireworks

Ban on fireworks sales stems from concerns for public safety due to recent hot and dry conditions

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PBOT launches Vision Zero dashboard with new data about the city's efforts to eliminate traffic deaths and improve road safety

The Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) introduces the Vision Zero dashboard, a new tool to help Portlanders better understand and track the bureau's efforts to eliminate deaths and serious injuries from Portland streets.

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City of Portland Selects Community Safety Transition Director

City hires Mike Myers as Community Safety Transition Director

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Portland Street Response Pilot Hits Streets in Lents on Feb 16

The innovative new first response program is in its pilot year.

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Updated Temporary Operations Changes for Portland Fire Marshal’s Office

Portland Fire & Rescue’s Fire Marshal’s Office Plan Review Center is temporarily CLOSED to the public.

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