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Hillsboro Fire and Rescue operates 5 engine companies, 1 truck company, 1 command unit and several non-staffed specialty apparatus to provide additional technical services when needed. These units allow Hillsboro Fire and Rescue firefighters to provide emergency services 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Emergency response is provided from 5 stations, which are strategically located throughout the City of Hillsboro to maximize resources and provide the quickest possible response times.

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Firefighting

Hillsboro Fire and Rescue has a rich tradition of excellence in fighting fires and mitigating other emergencies. Our firefighters are trained to national standards and take every opportunity to ensure our citizens are safe in their homes, their businesses and in their community. Each of our five fire stations is equipped with modern apparatus and equipment. Firefighters train regularly so that their skills are second nature when a serious incident occurs.

Propane Drill

Emergency Medical Services

Medical Training

Most people associate firefighters with fighting fire. In reality, approximately three fourths of the emergency calls for service at Hillsboro Fire and Rescue are for medical issues. Many are for injuries received in motor vehicle accidents. But many more involve serious, life- threatening medical events that occur in homes or at businesses and require immediate attention.

You can help speed treatment of you and your family members by keeping a medical emergency card for each family member. This card lists your medical history, current medications and known allergies. Additionally, it lists contacts in case of emergency, such as your primary physician. You can download the Medical Emergency Card (two copies per sheet) here.

Emergency Medical Records Request

All medical information collected and recorded during a pre- hospital care emergency call is protected to ensure the patient's privacy. Click on the Notice of Privacy Practices for more information.

If you desire a copy of pre-hospital care Emergency Medical Service records created by Hillsboro Fire and Rescue, you will need to submit an application in writing. You may download, complete and sign the request form and present it in-person at Fire Station #1 located at 240 South First Avenue. You will need to provide photo identification. Parents or legal guardians of minors will need to provide additional identification. To request a copy of these medical records, please fill out and submit the Request for Medical Records.

If you wish to amend a medical record, please fill out and submit the Request to Amend Medical Records.

If you have specific restrictions regarding your protected medical information, please fill out and submit the Request for Restriction of Medical Records.


Technical Rescue Team

Some incidents require special skills, equipment or apparatus to enable firefighters to handle the emergency. On those occasions, Hillsboro Fire and Rescue has specially-trained firefighters, dedicated vehicles and the equipment to handle the situation. Our Technical Rescue Team members are trained to handle the following situations:

  • Confined Space Rescue
  • High and Low Angle Rescues
  • Structural Collapse
  • Trench Rescue
  • Heavy Machinery Extrication

 Technical Rescue Training

Hazardous Materials - Operations
The high tech industry has found Hillsboro an excellent place to build manufacturing plants to fulfill the nation's need for computers, solar panels and other devices. Those manufacturing processes often require chemicals that, if leaked or spilled, would be harmful to humans and the environment. As a result, Hillsboro Firefighters train to the Operations level for Hazardous Materials incidents.  Our crews provide support for Technicians from HazMat Teams that are dispatched via mutual aid or through the Oregon State Fire Marshal's Hazardous Materials Regional Response Teams. There are 14 such teams across Oregon.