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What: Fire Service Appreciation Day
When: Thursday, January 27, 2011 at 11:00 am
Where: Oregon Capitol Building Galleria at 900 Court Street NE. Salem, Oregon
Who: All are Invited!
In January 2009, Governor Ted Kulongoski issued a proclamation designating January 27th as Fire Service Appreciation Day here in Oregon. The proclamation recognizes all members of the Oregon fire service who keep our communities safe from the ravages of fire by stopping fires before they start through prevention, suppressing fires after they start, and by investigating fires to determine how they start. The Governor encourages communities throughout the state to show their appreciation and join this observance recognizing members of their local fire departments and districts for their dedication, commitment and sacrifice.
The Oregon Office of State Fire Marshal (OSFM) is hosting Fire Service Appreciation Day at the OSFM headquarters on Thursday, January 27, 2011. The Salem Fire Department Honor Guard will open the ceremonies at 11:00 am, followed by the Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue Pipes and Drums and a choral number by The Oregon Fire Choir. There will then be a reading of the Oregon legislative proclamation, and remarks by Representative Greg Matthews (D-Gresham), Oregon State Police Superintendent Chris Brown, Interim State Fire Marshal Jim Walker, and Interim Oregon State Forester Nancy Hirsch.
At approximately 12:15 p.m. in front of the Capitol, there will be a live controlled burn demonstrating the effectiveness of home fire sprinklers.
Members of the fire service and general public are invited to tour the building to view a variety of displays recognizing members of the fire service for their work in 2011.
Portland Fire & Rescue
We Respond: Always Ready, Always There
January 25, 2011