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Portland Fire Fighters Take Over Pioneer Courthouse Square to Raise Money for Salvation Army

Where will firefighters be ringing bells next to raise money for The Salvation Army?!?  They won't be hard to find!

Firefighters from Station 1 will be parking a 49-foot long, 79,000-pound fire truck in the middle of Pioneer Courthouse Square today from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm to raise awareness and money for the Red Kettle Campaign. The truck's aerial ladder will be extended over 60 feet into the sky.

During this holiday season, Portland Fire & Rescue firefighters have stationed themselves in front of various spots around downtown Portland to raise money for The Salvation Army. The firefighters, in their turnouts and red aprons, have been ringing traditional bells while collecting funds for The Salvation Army's Red Kettle Campaign.

PF&R Public Information Officer Paul Corah encourages citizens to visit the firefighters at Pioneer Courthouse Square and donate to this year's Red Kettle Campaign. "We are grateful for the citizens support not only of Portland Fire but The Salvation Army's efforts as well," Corah notes. "So come on out and see us in the Square. With your support and donations, we will be able to help our neighbors in need."

The annual Red Kettle Campaign raises money to support various social services within the Salvation Army, including providing food and shelter to needy local families. In Portland, the kettle campaign raises around $600,000 during the month of December which funds essential services year-round to those who need it.

Media Opportunity - Media is invited to broadcast from Truck 1's bucket high above Pioneer Courthouse Square between the hours of 11:00 and 1:00.