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Portland Firefighters Shine During Salvation Army's Red Kettle Campaign



From Left to Right - Battalion Chief Terry, Lieutenant Dave, and Firefighters Rian and Sean (Station 24)

The Salvation Army bells in downtown Portland have been ringing a little brighter and louder during the 2010 Red Kettle Campaign! 

Firefighters from Station 24 and the Fire Marshal’s Office took over two corners outside the downtown Nordstrom store, donned red aprons and turnouts, and rang bells yesterday from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm to support The Salvation Army.  

From Left to Right - Fire Inspectors Jeff, Ron, Jerome, and Pete

Second from Right - Facilities Maintenance Supervisor Chuck

All funds donated to The Salvation Army during the bell ringing will directly benefit the life of someone in need.  From domestic violence to homelessness to utility and food assistance, The Salvation Army has a service that will meet these needs.  In Portland, thanks to the generous donations of shoppers and passer-bys, the kettles raise around $600,000.  This is a continual need that must be met in order to continue providing these essential services year-round to those who need it.

Don’t worry – if you missed the firefighters yesterday, you will have another chance to donate during lunchtime on December 21st.  Firefighters from Station 1 will be parking a Fire Truck directly in the middle of Pioneer Square and extending the aerial ladder. Reporters from Newschannel 8 will be broadcasting live from the Truck’s bucket high above the Square.  Come out, visit the firefighters in the Square, take photos, and drop a few coins or dollars into the kettle!

   Portland Fire & Rescue 

   We Respond: Always Ready, Always There

   December 17, 2010 


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