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PF&R Proudly Marches with Historic Steamer & Belgian Horses in Grand Floral Parade



Portland Fire & Rescue (PF&R) continued the tradition of participating in the Rose Festival’s Grand Floral Parade this past Saturday.  


PF&R firefighters and civilian staff gathered at the Memorial Coliseum to walk the 4.2 mile parade route next to the 1911 American LaFrance Steamer, the most historic – and possibly most beautiful – piece of PF&R apparatus. The steamer was pulled by four Belgian horses provided by Chafin Farms located in Sweet Home, Oregon.  

The parade featured four special sections: Loco- Motion, Spirit of Service, Healthy Planet Expo, and Carousel of Cultures.  PF&R was featured under the Spirit of Service section alongside the Royal Rosarians, Oregon National Guard, Salvation Army, Transportation Security Administration, and the Navy Band Northwest.

The Spirit of Service section brought parade-goers to their feet, with stirring reminders of the historic importance of patriotism. 

Photos courtesy of Lyn Eisner, Portland Fire & Rescue.



   Portland Fire & Rescue 

   We Respond: Always Ready, Always There

   June 13, 2011


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