Emergency Operations

Firefighters Entering House at NightGresham Fire and Emergency Services operate six fire stations within its service area and operates one shift in a shared Portland station. Each of the engine companies is staffed and equipped as an Advanced Life Support (ALS) unit. ALS units have a trained firefighter/paramedic as part of the crew.

The department provides the following specialized responses:

  • Technical Rescue (including confined space, high and low angle rope rescue)
  • Water Rescue
  • Hazardous Materials Response
  • Urban Search and Rescue (USAR)
  • Wildland Fire