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Firefighter Dunk Tank is a Hit at Annual TIP Cruise In & Cook Out Event

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The Trauma Intervention Program NW (TIP NW) of Portland, Oregon and Vancouver, Washington held their Second Annual Cruise In and Cook Out event on Saturday, June 18, 2010 at Portland Fire & Rescue’s Training Center located at 4800 NE 122nd Avenue in Portland, Oregon!

The event featured classic cars, all makes and models, competing for awards. Live music was provided by “The Touchables,” one of the best '60s pop culture bands in the area. The event also included raffle drawings and BBQ-style food cooked by members of the Portland Firefighters Association.   

Fire Chief Klum sits confidently on the dunk tank seat

The highlight of the event was the dunk tank. Lake Oswego Fire Chief Ed Wilson, PF&R Fire Chief John Klum, and Captains Mike Glenn and Steve Cottrell bravely sat in the tank, ready to be launched into the chilly waters at a moments notice!

  

Portland Firefighters and community members take aim

 

Portland Firefighter McIvor dunks Fire Chief Klum (left) and Captain Glenn (right)!

To everyone’s delight, Robin McIvor, Portland Firefighter at Station 26, stepped up with her legendary throwing arm and dumped both Chief Klum and Captain Glenn into the tank!

All for a good cause!

The event raised close to $1,600

which will directly benefit the TIP NW program!

TIP is a national voluntary nonprofit organization dedicated to ensuring that those who are emotionally traumatized in emergency situations receive the assistance they need. To accomplish that goal, TIP works closely with local communities to establish emergency services volunteer programs. In these programs, well-trained citizen volunteers are called to emergency scenes to assist family members, witnesses, and other bystanders who the emergency system often must leave behind.

Interested in becoming a TIP Volunteer who would assist citizens in the Portland and Vancouver areas that are in crisis?  Click here for further information or visit the official TIP NW website at http://www.tipnw.org.

   Portland Fire & Rescue 

   We Respond: Always Ready, Always There

   June 21, 2011 

 

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