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Posted on: November 19, 2018

Santa Claus Set to Visit the Portland Fire Museum

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Santa Claus will be visiting the Portland Fire Museum to meet with children for their Christmas wishes, sponsored by the Portland Veteran Firemen’s Association and the Portland Fire Department.

Christmas Village scenes have been built inside two of the hor...

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Posted on: September 21, 2018

City Manager Names Gautreau Permanent Fire Chief

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City Manager Jon Jennings announced today that he has named Keith Gautreau to serve as Fire Chief permanently. He had been serving as Interim Chief since April when former Chief Jackson retired. 

“I’ve been impressed with Chief Gautreau’s manageme...

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Posted on: September 21, 2018

Portland Fire Department Hosts Federation of Firefighters 55th Annual Convention; Parade on Sept 22

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On Saturday, September 22, the Portland Fire Department, in conjunction with the Maine State Federation of Firefighters 55th Annual Convention, will celebrate its 250th year of service to the citizens of Portland with a parade beginning at 10:00 AM.

The pa...

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Posted on: June 22, 2018

Renovation of Allen Avenue Fire Station to Begin This Fall

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Construction to renovate the Allen Avenue fire station is slated to begin this fall following a fire at the station last October. City officials have been working over the last several months on the new design, including touring other newly built fire sta...

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Posted on: May 30, 2018

Fire Department Responds to Two Multiple Alarm Fires on Same Day

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On Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at 2:46 PM, Portland Firefighters responded to 41 Alder Street for a reported building fire. The crews were able to extinguish the fire in the occupied two-family apartment. Portland Fire Investigators determined the cause to be A...

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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

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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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