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Historic Accounts of Portland Fire & Rescue

The links below provide historic information and accounts about Portland Fire & Rescue.  New information is added as it is discovered or provided to the Fire Musem.  Enjoy these stories and if you have any to tell, please contact the Historic Belmont Firehouse. 


Portland Fire Department History

The Volunteer Era (1850 to 1883)

Portland Paid Fire Department 1883 to 1904

Portland Paid Fire Department 1904 to 1946

Portland Fire Bureau 1946 to 1983

Portland Fire & Rescue 1983 to 1993

Portland Fire Stations - History and Location

Fire Prevention In Portland

The Fire Alarm System in Portland

Fire District #10 (pre 1984)

Clackamas County Fire District #1 (pre 1986)