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Every year PF&R gathers on June 26 to honor Portland firefighters lost in the line of duty. Here are scenes from this year's event.
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The East Portland News covered the annual Firefighter and Police Officer of Year event at the American Legion:
PF&R joins forces with the Portland Police Bureau once again to fight illegal fireworks
PF&R is attacking the city's illegal fireworks problem with a multi-pronged education and enforcement approach. On Friday, PF&R will be hosting a state-wide press conference about illegal fireworks featuring the state Fire Marshal. This Sunday, the Oregonian will feature a wrap ad covering the issue of illegal fireworks. And next week both PF&R and PPB will be releasing a Public Service Announcement featuring PF&R Chief Erin Janssens and PPB Chief Mike Reese. Currently there are four Portland-focused PSAs in rotation on PF&R's social media channels. See them here: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLHVnJDOIVrO7EMbSHSB1K4eW3L3wQAHt_
Here's one featuring PF&R's Lt. Dennis Bell on pets and fireworks:
Mayor Charlie Hales and Chief Erin Janssens handed out spring awards
PF&R brought their kids to the training center so they could try out some special firefighting techniques.
It was a beautiful day at the PF&R training center last week when dozens of families gathered to take part in the annual Take Your Kids to Work Day event. Kids got the chance to ride in a fire truck, try on turnout gear, get accurate with hoses and find out a little more about what their parents do.
Here's a video about the day: