Portland Fire Struck With Hiring Pause, Spending Curtailment

According to Commissioner Rene Gonzalez’s office, PF&R is spending too much on overtime because “straight-time” staffing is insufficient. His office says the Fire Bureau is approaching spending $25 million in the fiscal year and at his direction, the Fire Bureau has begun a comprehensive review of their policies, procedures and spending.

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