Fire Department

Front of Station
Emergency Line: 911
Alternate Emergency Line: 401-683-1155

Contact Us:
Business Line: 401-683-1200
General Contact: firedept@portsmouthri.com
Fire Prevention/Inspections and Permits: fireprevention@portsmouthri.com


Job Opportunity - Fire Fighter

The Town of Portsmouth is currently accepting applications for Fire Fighters. This will establish a certification eligibility list of qualified Fire Fighters for 2020-2021. Applicants must be EMT, Cardiac or Paramedic certified. Applications must be received no later than 2:00 PM, Tuesday December 31, 2019

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Mission Statement:

The Portsmouth Fire Department is committed to serving the community with the highest level of life and property protection. We will achieve this by providing excellent and compassionate service in an atmosphere that encourages innovation, professional development and diversity.

The mission of the Fire Department is to protect the lives and property of the people of Portsmouth from fires, natural disasters, and hazardous materials incidents; to save lives by providing emergency medical services; to prevent fires through prevention and education programs; and to provide a work environment that values cultural diversity and is free of harassment and discrimination.

We provide quality service, professional fire protection and life safety to meet the needs of our community. Our values are: Diversity, Strength through diversity; Respect, Trust, support and honor both internal and external; Teamwork, Our team members are our most valuable assets; Service, We strive for excellence.

The Portsmouth Fire Department is made up of a group of dedicated personnel that represent the diversity of the community. These persons work every day of the year to improve the quality of service provided to the community. I am proud to serve this community with the quality of persons that personally give so much back to the community.

Our Mission: To protect the quality of life for present and future generations through interaction with our community, compassionate service and an atmosphere that encourages innovation, professionalism, and diversity.