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Portland Fire Honored with Two Awards During Safety Recognition Day


Beginning in 1995, the City of Portland’s City Council has convened annually to publically acknowledge front line City workers and Bureau safety efforts. On February 8th, 2012, Certificates of Recognition were given to individual employees and groups who had been nominated to receive awards for achievements in the safety and health arena during 2011.

In City Council chambers, Mayor Sam Adams and Commissioners presented awards to recipients within their respective bureaus, while reading the nominee’s accomplishments.

Portland Fire & Rescue received two awards during the ceremony.

Commissioner Fitz & Firefighter Fraijo

Portland Firefighter Jeremy Fraijo was honored with the “Top Safe Driver Award.” Commissioner Fitz thanked Fraijo for piloting a new aerial platform that larger and much more challenging to operate than equipment previously in use.  

Commissioner Fitz & Safety Chief Todd Keathley

Safety Chief Todd Keathley accepted an award on Portland Fire’s behalf for achieving a significant reduction in losses during the fiscal year 2011 against an average of the previous three fiscal years.  Losses where recognized in the following categories of risk exposure:

General Liability........................losses reduced 45%

Fleet Liability.............................losses reduced 24 %

Workers’ Compensation............losses reduced 45%

Click here to see the other awards presented to recipients on Safety Recognition Day. Congrat's to all recipients!


  Portland Fire & Rescue 

  We Respond: Always Ready, Always There

  March 2, 2012 


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