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Fire Department Info

Apparatus Fleet 
Our Apparatus fleet consist of 3 Emergency Medical Services Flag Cars, 1 Ladder Truck, 3 Fire Engines, 1 Tanker, 1 UTV,1 ATV, 3 fire boats, 1 Brush Truck & 1 repurposed rescue truck for our dive team and Fire Police that cover the Town of Portland.


2018: Dale Benoit, Jr.

Salvatore Pitruzello Achievement Award

2016: Michael Leary

2015: Fire Marshall Ray Sajdak

2014: Deputy Chief Andrew Goff

2013: Chief Robert Shea

2012: Past Chief Robert Petzold

2011: Tom Sienkiewicz

2010: Marc Sweeney

2008: Ed Salvatore

2007: Cliff Robinson

2006: Raymond Pont

2005: Robert N. 'Skip' Oakliff


Fire Explorer Program

If you are between the ages of 14-17 and want to learn about the fire service up close then consider joining our department's fire explorer program that is managed by the Boy Scouts of America. This program allows young students to learn and perform supervised training in the Fire Service with our fire department. 

Fire Department Explorer Poster       

Contact: Richard Harmon

 Phone: 860-639-1287 or Email:



Company 1 has one fundraiser:

They have their monthly Pancake Breakfast. The Pancake breakfast runs October to April and it is the first Sunday of the month from 7:00 AM to 11:00 AM at the Company 1 Fire Station. It serves all you can eat Pancakes (blueberry, chocolate chip, or regular), Sausage, and Drinks.

Company 2 makes delicious French Fries for the Portland and Durham Fairs every year.

Company 3 has a Flower Sale yearly for Mothers Day.


How to Join

If you are interested in joining the Portland Volunteer Fire Department please contact Chief Bob Shea at 860.342.6750 or e-mail him at The Portland Fire Department meets every Tuesday evening from 19:00 to 21:00 hours for either a drill or meeting. If you would like to speak to the Chief or hand in an application please do so on Tuesday evening, his office is located at Co. #1 Fire House.

Fire Department Application Form

Fire Department Auxillary Application Form

State of Connecticut Background Check Form

Portland Police Background Check Form



Assistant Chief of Training: Nick DeJohn

EMS Training: Tom Sienkiewicz and Tom Michaelewski

Training is every Tuesday night at 19:00 hours. Each company holds it's own drill, there are quarterly department drills which are posted on the information board in each company. 

How to Join
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