Station 13 Firefighters, serving the Lloyd District, Sullivan's Gulch, Grant Park, Hollywood, Eliot and Irvington Neighborhood Associations attended several local NNO block parties
On August 2, 2011, millions of people joined together across the country for an event know as National Night Out (NNO). This event is the largest community event of the year promoting crime prevention. It is designed to generate support for and participation in local public safety programs, strengthen neighborhood spirit, promote neighborhood organizations and send the message to criminals that neighborhoods are ready and willing to fight back. This event also helps to strengthen relationships between the fire service and local communities.
A local citizen presents homemade baked goods to Station 30 firefighters visiting a local NNO event
Here in Portland, close to 200 different groups requested Portland Fire & Rescue’s (PF&R) attendance at different block parties, barbeques, potlucks, cookouts, and ice cream socials. Stations across the City of Portland attended different gatherings, passing out fire hats, stickers and allowing the public to look at the apparatus.
Station 19 Firefighters serving the Mt. Tabor community were busy with engine tours and NNO festivities
“It provides a perfect forum for PF&R companies to interact with their neighbors and the community,” noted Fire Chief John Klum.
Firefighters report back that they had a great time meeting people from the community, teaching them about safety and fire related issues, and socializing on this evening. For more information on how your neighborhood can participate in the years to come, visit the National Night Out website at http://www.nationaltownwatch.org/nno.
Portland Fire & Rescue
We Respond: Always Ready, Always There
August 3, 2011