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Local Firefighters To Travel to Ghana, All Invited to Fundraising Event to Raise Travel Costs



Firefighter Ed & Training Lieutenant Chris

Volunteering under the umbrella of Global Mission Readiness (GMR), Portland Fire & Rescue Firefighter Ed from Station 3 and Training Lieutenant Chris will be joining two Clackamas firefighters to travel to West Africa to provide emergency services education and resources to representatives in Ghana, Africa.

GMR is a non-profit, charitable organization founded in 2009 to provide emergency services education and resources to developing nations and to promote disaster prevention and self-reliance.

Ed and Chris will leave for Ghana, Africa in late May 2011 to teach courses throughout in basic first response and disaster preparedness.


To help raise donations for airfare costs to Ghana, Ed and Chris will be hosting a poker tournament and silent auction on Saturday, March 5, 2011.  Festivities start at 6:00 pm at the 4th Street Brewing located at 77 NE 4th in Gresham, Oregon. 

Community members are welcome to attend to watch the poker tournament, bid on silent auction items including a Blazer package with courtside seats, and support the firefighter’s mission to Africa!

   Portland Fire & Rescue 

   We Respond: Always Ready, Always There

   March 3, 2011


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