Firefighters from Portland Fire Station 29 (located at 13310 SE Foster Rd.) visited Gilbert Heights Elementary School this morning to take part in a “Breakfast for Heroes”. Firefighters and other public safety professionals participated in this special breakfast that was held by the school for the students and their parents.
The event, which was held in the school’s gymnasium prior to the start of classes, gave firefighters the opportunity to interact with kids and parents about what it entails to be a professional firefighter.
Captain Don, Lieutenant Bob and Firefighters Randy, Marc, and Rodney also read to students from library books about firefighting and ate breakfast with the kids. This event corresponded with a book drive at the school with a hero-related theme.
Today also marked 21 years of service with Portland Fire & Rescue for Captain Don and Firefighter Marc. Spending their “anniversary” at the Heroes Breakfast was a fitting way to celebrate. Congratulations Don and Marc!
Portland Fire & Rescue
We Respond: Always Ready, Always There
October 26, 2010