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Fall 2011 Award Ceremony Commemorates Promotions & Awards

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Portland Fire & Rescue’s (PF&R) Fall 2011 Award Ceremony was held Tuesday, November 8, 2011 at 7:00 pm at PF&R'sTrainingCenteron NE 122nd. The Ceremony began with PF&R’s Honor Guard posting the colors.  Lieutenant/Public Information Officers Rich Tyler and Damon Simmons welcomed attendees alongside Fire Chief John Klum. The following promotions and awards were then celebrated:


Glen Eisner, Division Chief

Jay Guo, Senior Business Operations Manager

Duane Bray, Deputy Chief

Mark Gift, Deputy Chief

Daniel Buckner, Battalion Chief

Tom Williams, Battalion Chief

Kristine Artman, Captain

Greg Espinosa, Captain

Ryan Fox, Captain

Ryan Gillespie, Captain

Gerard Pahissa, Captain

Carlos Ponce, Captain

Michael Alderman, Senior Fire Inspector

James Hanson, Senior Fire Inspector

Michael Silva, Senior Fire Inspector

Jason Andersen, Lieutenant

Stephanie Bowen, Lieutenant

Ty Callicotte, Lieutenant

Timothy Donovan, Lieutenant

Justin De Ruyter, Lieutenant

Jason Lehman, Lieutenant

Joe Troncoso, Lieutenant

Bradley Watkins, Lieutenant

Jason Birch, Inspector

Robert Cruser, Inspector

Tom Hurley, Inspector

Eric Bailey, Pilot

Sage Mount, Pilot



Left: Michael Buche, Certificate of Merit 

Right: Jeannine Jenkins, Certificate of Merit 


Left: Firefighter Chris Bernard, Letter of Appreciation

Right: Doug Harrison & Bryon Schiffer, Medal of Honor


Left: Chelsea Carpenter, Medal of Honor

Right: John Filipowicz, Medal of Honor

Kent Powloski, City of Portland Employee of the Year

Certificate of Merit

Michael Buche

Dave Nelson

Jeannine Jenkins

Letter of Appreciation  

Chris Bernard, Portland Firefighter

Medal of Honor           

Doug Harrison & Bryon Schiffer

Cameron Frost

Chelsea Carpenter

John Filipowicz

Fire Chief’s Certificate

Nicole Fuge, Portland Fire Investigator

City of Portland Employee of the Year

Kent Powloski, TV Services Manager

Congratulations to all awardees!

  Portland Fire & Rescue

  We Respond: Always Ready, Always There

  November 9, 2011

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Vickie Thayer

November 9, 2011 at 8:45 PM

I attended the Awards Ceremony last night, November 8th, and was very impressed with not only the recipients; but also the professional way that PF&R publicly acknowledged heroes in the community. On behalf of Bryon Schiffer, myself and our family we appreciate what the Portland Fire Department does on a daily basis to protect and support the community. We are all (VERY) blessed that there are professional (Fire Dept) and other people in the community willing to help others in need when assistance is NEEDED!! Thank you for your service and willingness to acknowledge others who make a difference in life!

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