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Spring 2010 Award Ceremony Commemorates Promotions & Awards


Portland Fire & Rescue’s (PF&R) Spring 2010 Award Ceremony was held Tuesday, May 25, 2010 at 7:00 pm at PF&R's Training Center on NE 122nd. PF&R’s Awards Committee previously evaluated nominations for awards submitted from internal employees and external sources and recommended the degree of recognition to Fire Chief John Klum.  The Awards Committee provides recognition to:

  • Persons who have made an outstanding contribution to PF&R and/or the community, or performed any actions which promote the well being or betterment of the fire service in general.
  • Persons who have performed unselfish acts, often above and beyond the call of duty or the expected, to help others. This may or may not include possible harm or risk to one’s own well-being.

PF&R awards are not reserved exclusively for firefighters, but may be presented to any deserving individuals. The following promotions and awards were celebrated:


Erin Janssens, Fire Marshal

Richard Haney, Assistant Fire Marshal

Caleb Currie, Lieutenant

Christopher Barney, Lieutenant

Jason Kelly, Lieutenant

Ryan Rossing, Lieutenant

45 Year Pins

Firefighter Ethan Reed

30 Year Pins

Battalion Chief Scott Beyers, Lieutenant Tim Brusse, Lieutenant Kent Clink, Firefighter Ken Eichler, Firefighter Larry Fellows, Captain Lonnie Fuller, Battalion Chief Mark Gift, Inspector Scott Goetchius, Firefighter Stephen Hunter, Lieutenant Alan Jackson, Pilot Timothy Johnson, Assistant Fire Marshal Douglas Jones, Battalion Chief Darrell Knott, OSSII Cheryl Kotila, Staff Lieutenant Stephen Lake, Firefighter Robert Lemon, Mechanic Raymond Majhor, Lieutenant Michael Mills, Battalion Chief Terry Munro, Captain Steven Nyquist, PIO Allen Oswalt, Battalion Chief Donald Palmer, Firefighter Scott Pollard, Deputy Chief Mark Rasmussen, Training Lieutenant, Grant Stanbro, Firefighter Bruce Thompson, Firefighter James Weitzel, Staff Captain Kyle Wochnick, Lieutenant Robert Woolington, Lieutenant Randal Zapp, Battalion Chief Robert Zavodsky

25 Year Pins

Senior Inspector Douglas Friant, Firefighter Daniel Lyford, Firefighter William Miles, Senior Administrative Specialist Mary Molinari

Letter of Appreciation

Firefighters Mel Watts, Steve Scott, Roy Garcia, Jesse Hellwege, Gary Fergus, Chris Figura, Ryan Mills, Andrew Ligatich, Adam Troupe, R. Jeff Miller, Don Gresham, Dan Huynh, Lisa Knight, Ed Resch, Chris Hanson

Certificate of Merit

Sarah Fausel, Patrick Schulkers

Fire Chief’s Certificate

June Porth, Jonathan Kennedy

Letter of Appreciation

Staff Captain Kyle Wochnick, Lieutenants Rob Hartsock, Rian Minto, Jerry Bartolome, Corey Wilson, John Derr, Michael Silva, Jason Kelly, Dan Rossos, Firefighter Paul Komanecky, Ray Majhor, Logistics, Kent Powloski and Bob Perier, TV

Firefighter of the Year

Deputy Chief Glen Eisner

Fire Chief’s Certificate

Peter Linsky, President David Campbell Memorial

Safe Driving Award

Firefighter Fred Williams

Ribbon of Merit

Harbor Pilot VonSeggern

Medal of Honor

Catherine Cummings, Jim Bucciarelli

Certificate of Merit

Liz Mendoza

Ribbon of Merit

Captain Tom Williams, Lieutenant Steven Bregman

Certificate of Merit

Chuck Herndon, Matthew Morris & Jon Weigel, Jason Schurter, Kyle Schurter

Letter of Commendation

Lieutenant Chris Barney, Firefighter Justin DeRuyter

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May 27, 2010


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