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Interview with Commissioner Leonard on Fire Chief David Campbell and the New Memorial


Fire Commissioner Randy Leonard recently sat down with PF&R's Public Information Officer, Lt. Allen Oswalt, to narrate his journey that unearthed new, fascinating details about Portland's beloved Fire Chief, David Campbell. 

Chief Campbell lost his life fighting the Union Oil fire on June 26, 1911.  Portland's current firefighter's memorial is located at NW 18th & Burside and is named after Chief David Campbell.

The Campbell Memorial Association is planning to select a design, raise funds, and construct a new memorial on the site where Campbell lost his life in time to dedicate it on the 100th anniversary of his death - June 26, 2011.

View the complete video of Commissioner Leonard's interview and be sure to stay tuned to the Fire Blog for the Campbell Memorial Selection Committee's unveiling of the winning design for the new memorial in the next few weeks. 

For more information about Chief David Campbell and the memorial project, visit the memorial's website.

January 21, 2010


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