Crockpots bubbled with fresh chili while firefighters and staff of Portland Fire & Rescue excitedly filled the apparatus bay of Station 23 this afternoon for the 1st Annual Fire Marshal’s Office (FMO) Chili Cook-Off. The goal of the chili cook-off was simple - to gather employees, encourage camaraderie and interaction, share recipes, and enjoy great food.
With cups and spoons in hand, all were encouraged to taste each of the chili masterpieces prepared by members of the FMO. PF&R’s FMO, also known as the Prevention Division, is responsible for all fire and life safety related programs and is managed by Fire Marshal Erin Janssens.
And the Winning Results are In...
The winning chili belonging to Fire Inspector Jed H. was determined by people's choice. Fire Inspector Jed will have his name engraved on an antique soda-acid fire extinguisher to be prominently displayed at the Gideon Fire Marshal’s Office in SE Portland. There was a three-way tie for 2nd place, going to Senior Fire Inspector Stew W., Senior Fire Inspector Specialist Nate T., and Fire Inspector John H.
The next event will likely be a BBQ Rib Cook-Off with baked beans, cole slaw, and potato salad as additionally judged entries. Stay tuned!
Portland Fire & Rescue
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October 28, 2010