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Posted on: May 14, 2018

Portland Fire Participates in American Red Cross' Sound the Alarm Volunteer Event

American Red Cross volunteers installed nearly 700 free smoke alarms in Greater Portland on Saturday, May 12, 2018 as part of Sound the Alarm, the organization’s national signature home fire safety event to reduce home fire deaths. 

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Posted on: April 13, 2018

Evacuation Route Signs Going Up on Major Roadways to Guide Motorists in Event of Severe Emergency

The City of Portland has begun installing Evacuation Route signs on major roadways to help guide residents and visitors out of the city in the event of a severe emergency, such as a strong hurricane. Evacuation routes are often used to direct traffic inla...

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Posted on: April 5, 2018

Portland Files Lawsuit in Cumberland County Superior Court Against Opioid Manufacturers

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The City of Portland filed a lawsuit today in Cumberland County Superior Court against the manufacturers and distributors of opioid drugs in response to the substantial impact, including the loss of lives, that the opioid epidemic has had on the Portland ...

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Posted on: March 23, 2018

Fire Department Gets Ready to Celebrate 250th Anniversary

Fire 250 Anniversary

The City of Portland’s Fire Department is getting ready to reach a milestone on March 29, 2018 with its 250th anniversary. Fire Department officials will hold a media event on Thursday, the 29th at 11:00 AM to observe the official anniversary and then the...

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Posted on: March 9, 2018

City Manager Appoints Interim Fire Chief

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City Manager Jon Jennings announced today that he has appointed Assistant Fire Chief Keith Gautreau to serve as Interim Fire Chief when Chief David Jackson retires at the end of March. Chief Gautreau will be responsible for the day to day operations of th...

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Posted on: March 6, 2018

Fire Chief Announces Retirement After 27 Years

Chief David Jackson

City Manager Jon Jennings announced today that Fire Chief David Jackson is set to retire at the end of this month. Jackson has served as Chief of the Fire Department since February 2016 and was Acting Chief for four months prior to that. Chief Jackson has...

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Posted on: May 11, 2017

Portland Fire Celebrates Graduation of Eight New Firefighters

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On Saturday, May 13th, the Portland Fire Department (PFD) will celebrate the graduation of eight new firefighters known as class 2017-24. Their graduation follows a rigorous eight-week advanced fire training drill school. Upon graduation, the graduates wi...

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Posted on: May 10, 2017

City Enhances Access to Life-Saving Substance Use Outreach & Prevention Education

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The City of Portland is pleased to announce an exciting collaboration between several departments and a local non-profit agency. On Tuesday, May 9, Portland’s Public Health Division, Fire Department, Oxford Street Shelter, and Milestone Foundation began a...

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