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Truck 2 Graduation Day for 8 New Full-Fledged Firefighters

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This morning, Portland Fire & Rescue (PF&R) held a graduation ceremony for Truck 2 graduates at its Training Academy. This class included eight new firefighters who successfully completed PF&R’s Training Academy, worked under the close supervision of officers and firefighters at Station 2, and are now full-fledged firefighters. 

Training, Safety & EMS Division Chief Glen Eisner and Fire Chief John Klum

Station 2 Captain Joe Budge and Training, Safety & EMS Division Chief Glen Eisner present a new firefighter with a badge

In addition to receiving their badges, the graduating class received their own turnouts and traded in their black helmets (worn by trainees) for yellow helmets (worn by firefighters). Fire Chief John Klum, Training, Safety & EMS Division Chief Glen Eisner, and Training Captain Joe Budge delivered the commencement address, acknowledging the fact that passing PF&R’s Training Academy is difficult for both firefighters and their families.  As such, both thanked the graduates for their dedication and commitment, and their family members who supported them throughout the past year.

Fire Marshal Erin Janssens and Fire Chief John Klum wished all new firefighters well in their career as a firefighter

The ceremony was followed by cake and photos. 

A big congratulations to Firefighters Jakob, Elliot, Robbie, Evan, Derrik, Sean, Gretchen, and James!



  Portland Fire & Rescue 

   We Respond: Always Ready, Always There

   February 16, 2012 


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Arianne MacDougall

February 20, 2012 at 6:57 AM

I met rob during our training on saturday and the knowledge that they have is very impressive. I hope they all do well and enjoy the fire career.

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