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PF&R Emergency Operations Chief Becomes a Principal for a Day

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John Nohr, Portland Fire & Rescue’s (PF&R) Emergency Operations Chief, traded his fire badge and radio for a chalkboard and a playground whistle to participate in Portland Public School’s 10th Annual “Principal for a Day” event.

Principal for a Day is a project of the Portland Schools Foundation that brings local community leaders representing the public, private, and non-profit sectors into schools across the Portland Public School District. The program is designed to:

  • Increase awareness and understanding among community leaders of the strengths and challenges of Portland Public Schools,
  • Demonstrate commitment to ensuring a quality public education for all students, and
  • Form ongoing partnerships between individuals, businesses, and the Portland Public School District.

“Principal for a Day” John Nohr arrived early this morning at Harvey Scott School in NE Portland to greet students on their way to class.  Throughout the day, “Principal for a Day” Nohr will have the opportunity to interact with students, teachers, other faculty, and principals in an actual learning environment, sharing ideas and learning about the school's day-to-day operations.

At the end of the experience, all guest principals convene with the superintendent of schools and discuss their experiences and potential commitments and plans for future involvement with their host school.

A big thanks to Harvey Scott School’s principal, staff, and students for letting PF&R be a part of your day! Learn more about Harvey Scott Elementary at


   Portland Fire & Rescue

   We Respond: Always Ready, Always There

   October 21, 2010


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Tiffani Penson

October 22, 2010 at 9:38 AM

This is great! I have been participating in this event for the past 4 years on behalf of the City of Portland. Yesterday I was at Vestal Middle School. It is great to have Fire involved since our young people absolutely love you all!

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