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Truck 2 Graduation Day for 9 New Full-Fledged Firefighters


On August 31st, Portland Fire & Rescue (PF&R) held a graduation ceremony for Truck 2 graduates at its Training Academy. This class included nine new firefighters who successfully completed PF&R’s Training Academy, worked under the close supervision of officers and firefighters at Station 2, and are now full-fledged firefighters. 


In addition to receiving their badges, the graduating class received their own turnouts and traded in their black helmets (worn by trainees) for yellow helmets (worn by firefighters). 

Fire Training Captain Mark Kaiel, Training & Safety Division Chief Glen Eisner, and Fire Chief John Klum delivered the commencement address, acknowledging the fact that passing PF&R’s Training Academy is difficult for both firefighters and their families.  As such, both thanked the graduates for their dedication and commitment, and their family members who supported them throughout the past year.

The new firefighters stand proud as their family members take photos

The ceremony was followed by cookes, coffee, and photos with the new firefighters. 

A big congratulations to Firefighters Clinton, Ryan, Timothy, Adam, Sally, Benjamin, Bradley, Todd and David!




   Portland Fire & Rescue 

   We Respond: Always Ready, Always There

   August 31, 2011 


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Margaret Sandberg

September 1, 2011 at 6:05 AM

HUZZAH SALLY!!!!! It was a long hard journey for you and wonderful that you have achieved your goal. Jim retired after 33 years and our son Keith, has been on for 22 yrs. You can look forward to exciting times and to developing lifelong friendships in the fire service. I wish your Grandma could see you now!!! MM

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