fire prevention news
City Manager Selects Jerome LaMoria to Lead Fire Department
Maryland firefighter named as cityís fourteen Fire Chief.
Trauma Intervention Programís Fall Training Academy
TIP trains citizen volunteers to provide emotional and practical support to victims of traumatic events and their families in partnership with Greater Portland area first responders.
The Fire Department Rules and Regulations have been updated into one comprehensive document on our web site. The new document supercedes all other previous regulations and is effective immediately.
Winter Weather Safety
The Maine Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) is reminding Mainers that with snow on their roofs from previous storms, this new snow will create an additional hazard.
Portland's New Engine 5!
Seagrave Manufacturing has started construction on the new Engine 5 for Central Station.
Rule Making News
The Fire Prevention Bureau has posted the draft for the 2011 Fire Alarm Rules on the Fire Prevention Web Site.
Carbon Monoxide and Smoke Alarm tips for landlords and tenants
Smoke alarms use two types of detection technology: Ion and photoelectric. While Ion smoke alarms tend to be less expensive than photoelectric detectors, they have a propensity to activate from cooking fumes and create nuisance alarms.
Portland adopts latest edition of NFPA Life Safety and Fire Codes
The City Council passed Order 25-10/11 Monday night amending Chapter 10 of the Portland City Code. The order adopts the 2009 editions of the Life Safety and Fire Codes with amendments and takes effect September 16. The order updates codes that were 12 years, or 4 code revisions out of date, and promises to make compliant buildings safer for years to come. A copy of the new codes are available at the City Clerk's Office for viewing.
Fire Safety Tips for Year Round Boat Living
The Portland Fire Department offers these safety tips to year-round residents living on winterized boats on the waterfront.
According to The National Fire Protection Agency statistics, a residential fire starts every ten seconds in the United States. Every sixth fire is large enough to require fire department assistance. BOATS ARE NOT EXEMPT FROM THESE STATISTICS.
Portland Fire Department Reminds Residents that Fire Hydrants Cannot Be Painted
In response to a growing number of fire hydrants discovered to have been painted without authorization, the Portland Fire Department reminds the community that painting their neighborhood fire hydrant is forbidden without permission from the Portland Water District.
Emergency Kit For Your Vehicle
Is your car ready for winter?
The Fire Prevention Bureau is responsible for supervision of fire
company safety inspections in addition to plans review, fire permit and building
permit inspections, and for enforcing Chapter 10
– Fire Prevention & Protection - of the Portland City Code. Authorized strength
of the Fire Prevention Bureau for FY 2010 is a Fire Captain and Firefighter. As
of this year the Fire Prevention Bureau is once again responsible for fire
investigations. Investigations are performed by four members of the fire
department regularly assigned to other duties and supervised by the Fire