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