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.

Engine 1
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Ladder 1
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Rescue 1
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Emergency 1
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Marine 7 (At the dock)
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Engine 2
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Emergency 2
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Portland 5
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Salvatore Pitruzello Achievement Award
2018: Dale Benoit, Jr.
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
2004: Antonio 'Buddy' Hernandez
2003: Robert Ziegler
2000: Harry Hetrick
1999: Dave Powers, Sr.
1998: Dale Benoit, Sr.
1997: Dave Warner
1996: Patricia Landry
Firefighter of the Year
2010: Todd Ghent
Medal of Valor
Andrew Goff
Timothy Goff
Marc Sweeney
Middletown Firefighter Drew France
Medal of Merit
Tom Revicki
Dave Lockrow
Michael Leary
Medal of Commendation
Peter Sulinski
Mat Markham

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: Ryan Sweeney

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.