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Safe Driving Wins Portland Firefighter Award



Firefighter Fred Williams

Portland Fire & Rescue is pleased to announce that Firefighter Fred Williams has been selected as the recipient of the “2009 Safe Driving Award” sponsored by the City of Portland Risk Management.

Firefighter Williams was hired in August 1996 and currently serves at Station 1 in downtown Portland, Oregon.  Here at Portland Fire & Rescue Williams is an ATV and Apparatus Operator and works on PF&R's Technical Rescue Team. Williams drives and helps maintain Station 1's fire engine; he has an impeccable driving record.

Safe driving is extremely important since nationally, vehicle accidents are the second leading cause of on-duty death for firefighters.  Safe driving skills are one of the keys to preventing a similar tragedy for the firefighters of Portland Fire & Rescue. 

Firefighter Fred Williams will be receiving a Letter of Commendation at Portland Fire & Rescue’s Award Ceremony tonight as recognition of his achievement as Safe Driver of the Year 2009!

Portland Fire & Rescue appreciates Firefighter Fred Williams’ dedication to safe driving throughout his career. 

Congratulations Firefighter Williams!


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May 25, 2010


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