Fire Department

The Portland Fire Department

is a proud team of dedicated professionals on the front line since 1768. Our mission is to deliver emergency services to the City of Portland and protect its well being through preparedness, prevention and education.

Strengthening a Remarkable City

Portland is a small city of nearly 30 square miles, set on a peninsula overlooking Casco Bay, with a nighttime population of about 68,000 that swells to over 150,000 during the day. The Portland Fire Department protects a diverse community that contains a major Seaport, Island communities, an International Airport, industrial companies, large areas of residential multi-unit dwellings that consist of numerous tightly packed three- to five-story apartment houses, two major highways and both passenger and freight rail lines.

We are currently accepting applications! 
For more information:

Or call 207-874-8400

The Portland FD does not inspect Car Seat installations.
Find a local partner that can assist you: Car Seat Inspection Locations

Per City Ordinance, citizens​ and visitors are prohibited from purchasing and using consumer fireworks in the City of Portland. 

Before enjoying an evening around the fire pit, please review Portland's guidelines: Outdoor Burning
For campfires, or fires not contained in a fire pit, a permit is required: Outdoor Burning Not in a Fireplace

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