Fire Department

Pull Box

Emergency Line: 911
Alternate Emergency Line: 401-683-1155

Contact Us:
Business Line: 401-683-1200
General Contact:
Fire Prevention/Inspections and Permits:

  • Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic Burn Permits are only being issued over the phone, please Click Here to view the updated procedure.

RI Fire Chiefs Written Firefighter Exam


The Rhode Island Association of Fire Chiefs is sponsoring its first written firefighter exam on October 31, 2020. The score from this exam will be accepted by the Portsmouth Fire Department along with  21 other participating RI Fire Departments. The Exam will be conducted twice a year in order to find qualified applicants to fill open positions. Any candidate may choose to re-register & re-test to improve their score at any subsequent testing session. Please Click Here for more information and to register for the Exam.