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PF&R Appoints Newest Division Chief, Deputy Chief, Battalion Chief, Captain and Harbor Pilot



Battalion Chief Buckner, Harbor Pilot Mount, Captain Espinosa, Deputy Chief Bray and Division Chief Eisner

This morning, Glen Eisner, Duane Bray, Dan Buckner, Greg Espinosa, and Sage Mount were sworn-in during a ceremony in the City of Portland Council Chambers.  In attendance were Operations Chief John Nohr, Fire Marshal Erin Janssens, other Fire Bureau personnel and family.

Chief Eisner is sworn-in

Glen Eisner is Portland Fire & Rescue’s (PF&R) newest Division Chief.  Eisner began his career at Portland Fire in 1976. For the past 34 years, he has risen through the ranks at PF&R as a Firefighter, Lieutenant, Captain, Battalion Chief, and has served over five years as a Deputy Chief. In 2010, Eisner was awarded “Firefighter of the Year” by the American Legion, Post No. 1. 

Chief Bray (left) is congratulated by Operations Division Chief John Nohr

Duane Bray is now one of three Deputy Chiefs that plans, organizes, integrates, and directs the activities of one of three shifts in PF&R’s Emergency Operations Division. Hired in 1982, Bray brings experience to his new position as a fire lieutenant, captain, and battalion chief. Most recently, Bray served as PF&R’s Safety Chief, responsible for fostering a safe and accident-free workplace.

Chief Buckner is sworn-in

After close to 17 years of service here at Portland Fire, Dan Buckner was awarded the rank of Battalion Chief. Under the direction of a deputy fire chief, a battalion chief has command responsibility for all fire, rescue, and emergency medical service activities within one of the four battalions (specific geographic regions) within the City of Portland. Previously, Buckner served as Station 1’s Captain. 


Captain Greg Espinosa (Left) shakes Operations Chief John Nohr's hand after being sworn-in

Greg Espinosa has worked at fire stations across the City of Portland for close to 17 years and is currently stationed in the downtown area. Espinosa is a dive team member as well as one of Portland Fire’s Peer Fitness Trainers. As a Station Captain, Espinosa will be the administrative officer and in direct command over firefighting personnel at an assigned station. 

Harbor Pilot Mount is sworn in as his family watches proudly from the audience.

Sage Mount was hired at Portland Fire in 1998.  To become a Harbor Pilot, Mount worked diligently to become a Certified Fire Boat Pilot on all Fire Bureau Vessels. Mount know has considerable knowledge of methods and devices used in navigating and piloting a boat as well as harbor regulations, federal, and other laws and regulations affecting boat operation and navigation.

Congratulations to Division Chief Eisner, Deputy Chief Bray, Battalion Chief Buckner, Captain Espinosa and Harbor Pilot Mount on their appointments!

 Portland Fire & Rescue

 We Respond: Always Ready, Always There

 October 13, 2011


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