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Fall 2010 Award Ceremony Commemorates Promotions & Awards


Portland Fire & Rescue’s (PF&R) Fall 2010 Award Ceremony was held Wednesday, November 10, 2010 at 7:00 pm at PF&R's Training Center on NE 122nd. PF&R’s Awards Committee previously evaluated nominations for awards submitted from internal employees and external sources and recommended the degree of recognition to Fire Chief John Klum. 

The Awards Committee provides recognition to:

  • Persons who have made an outstanding contribution to PF&R and/or the community, or performed any actions which promote the well being or betterment of the fire service in general.
  • Persons who have performed unselfish acts, often above and beyond the call of duty or the expected, to help others. This may or may not include possible harm or risk to one’s own well-being.

PF&R awards are not reserved exclusively for firefighters, but may be presented to any deserving individuals.

The Ceremony began with PF&R’s Honor Guard posting the colors.  Lieutenant/Public Information Officer Rich Tyler and Damon Simmons welcomed attendees alongside Fire Chief John Klum, Fire Commissioner Randy Leonard, and Portland Firefighters Association President Jim Forquer. The following promotions and awards were then celebrated:


  • Jeff Bancroft, Deputy Chief  
  • Don Russ, Battalion Chief
  • Merrill Gonterman, Battalion Chief
  • John Derr, Captain     
  • Greg Ennis, Captain   
  • Eric Pederson, Captain
  • Don Porth, Senior Inspector
  • Nathan Takara, Senior Inspector
  • David Flood, Senior Inspector
  • Eli Goldman-Armstrong, Lieutenant 
  • Lee Etten, Lieutenant





Certificate of Merit:

  • Nick Brown, Nelson Trey Brown, Paul Stanley, Karen Totaro, Darryl Jones, Issa Simpson
  • Chris Hull
  • Lia Valiente, Phuong Nguyen, Miguel Alejandre, Salina Ralston, Ivory Stephen, Tina Ryder
  • Michelle Erdman
  • Lieutenant Ryan Rossing, Mike Mask

Certificate of Achievement:  

  • Dick Harris 
  • Ron Clemenson

Letter of Commendation:      

  • Fire Investigator Rick McGraw

Fire Chief’s Certificate:         

  • Division Chief Greg Keller (Retired)
  • Fire Investigator Rick and Fire Investigator/Lieutenant Jackson

Letter of Recognition:           

  • Todd Brooks
  • A.J. McClintick

Letter of Appreciation:          

  • Battalion Chief Scott Beyers and Fire Inspector Mike Alderman

Medal of Honor:                    

  • Barb Dyk

Additional photos of the Awards Ceremony will be posted on PF&R Facebook page at Congratulations to all awardees!


  Portland Fire & Rescue 

  We Respond: Always Ready, Always There

  November 12, 2010


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