In the December 2017 Edition: Toy & Joy Makers shows off the heart of PF&R’s history…and its future, too.Read More…
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In the December 2017 Edition: Toy & Joy Makers shows off the heart of PF&R’s history…and its future, too.
Congratulations to all who were highlighted for exemplary work
Congratulations to all who were honored at our Fall Awards Ceremony last week.
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Letter of Appreciation: FF Jason Herman, FF Isaac Yanez
Letter of Appreciation: Lt. Aspen Breuer
Letter of Appreciation: Captain Chris Barney, Captain Tom Walsh, Lt. Rob Root, Lt. Rich Tyler
Letter of Appreciation: Lt. Kevin O’Neil, FF Mark Fortin, FF Patrick Scott, FF Aaron Waldier
Letter of Recognition: John Budke and Murrell Morley
Letter of Commendation: Captain TJ Lehnertz, Lt. Thomas Chipps Lt. Shon Christensen, Lt. Damon Simmons, FF Jesse Hellwege, FF Michael Schultz, FF Kurt Smith, FF Rick Strubelt, FF Adam Troupe, FF Charles West
Certificate of Merit: Joseph Marshall
Certificate of Merit: Ryan Stueur
Certificate of Merit: Gabriella Knott and Dr. Amy Marr
Certificate of Merit: John Lacey
Certificate of Merit: Officer Kyle Hefley
Certificate of Merit: Officer Joseph Cox and Plamen Petrov
Certificate of Merit: Rheece Kahawai
Ribbon of Merit: Captain Greg Wong
Ribbon of Merit: FF Loren Renhard
Fire Chief’s Certificate: Deputy Chief Sara Boone, Vehicle Maintenance Supervisor Gordon Williams
Fire Chief’s Certificate: Station 28 Cadet Program
Unit Commendation: Lt. Ryan Sutton, FF Brian Dundon, FF Paul Morales, FF Patrick Scott
Certificate of Merit: Mlali Sharp
Bronze Medal of Valor: Inspector Jason Sharp
Silver Medal of Valor: Captain Lee Etten and FF AJ Schafer
Chief Myers goes on his second annual Coggle update tour to visit all stations and shifts.
The station was closed in 2010 due to budget cuts
To respond to Lower Southeast Portland's increase in population and businesses, Portland Fire & Rescue will reopen Station 23, located at 2915 SE 13th Place, on November 16th. Station 23 will operate using a pre-existing two-person crew and rescue vehicle. The Type 2 rescue vehicle is primarily designed to provide emergency medical services The vehicle and two-person crew is being transferred from Station 19 (7301 East Burnside), which will continue to respond with a four-person crew and its assigned engine.
"Portland Fire & Rescue responds to incidents from tactically located stations across the city. As Chief, I must constantly reevaluate our approach, especially when it comes to our goal of zero fire deaths a year. Based on its increased density, Southeast Portland requires the sort of response Station 23 can offer," says Portland Fire & Rescue Chief Mike Myers. "I am pleased that we are able to provide this important coverage by using existing resources and a strategic re-mapping of our assets."
Station 23 was closed in July 2010 due to budget cuts. However, in the last year 1,333 incidents have occurred in Station 23's zone (called a Fire Management Area), including 105 confirmed fires, 16 of which were structure fires.
"Reopening Station 23 with existing resources is a great example of the innovation and efficiency Portland Fire & Rescue is using to better serve Portlanders," says Commissioner Dan Saltzman. "This two-person rescue will support surrounding stations during peak hours and decrease response times in order to provide a higher level of service for our communities."
This year has seen record number of deployments for PF&R, from across the state to California to all the way to Puerto Rico.