On September 11th, 2012, Portland Fire & Rescue (PF&R)
held a small ceremony in remembrance of the 2,977 victims who
tragically lost their lives due to the evil acts of organized
terrorists. Of the 2,977 people who died, 343 of those were with the Fire
Department of New York (FDNY).
The ceremony was held at the Campbell Memorial, at 9:00 AM, with
Station 3 (Northwest/Pearl District), the Honor Guard, PIO, and
on-duty chief officers in attendance. The Campbell Memorial is
located at the intersection of SW 18th and W. Burnside. The Memorial
is named for Portland Fire Chief David Campbell, who lost his life in the line of duty in 1911.
Speakers included Fire Chief Erin Janssens, Lt. Damon Simmons, and Lt. Aimee Rooney. In addition, Portland Fire personnel read the name of each fire fighter from FDNY who perished on that day. The bell was rung in remembrance of the lives that were lost on 9-11.
In addition, PF&R hosted a "Day of Silent Reflection" at the Historic Belmont Firehouse from 9:00 AM until 3:00 PM. The Firehouse is located at 900 SE 35th Ave. (corner of SE 35th and Belmont) where the community was invited to come and see the slideshow and 9-11 bronze sculpture.