Staffing Shortage Forces Portland Fire & Rescue To Shut Down Fire Engine

PORTLAND, Ore. — A fire engine pulled away from Fire Station 4 in Downtown Portland Monday afternoon. If anything, it was indication it was business as usual, but that was not the case over the weekend.

“One of these days there will be a fire and it’ll be dangerous,” said a man who lives in the area.

The man was reacting to news of what is considered an unprecedented move by Portland Fire & Rescue. PF&R shut down the fire engine assigned to Fire Station 4.

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