March 26, 2012 -- This past Thursday night, the Portland Trailblazers defeated the Memphis Grizzlies 97 to 93 before a sellout crowd of 20,636. Among the cheers were those from Portland firefighters and police officers who where there to celebrate and be recognized at the annual Blazer’s Police and Fire Appreciation Night.
Portland Fire & Rescue's Honor Guard
During the half-time festivities, the Blazers’ organization held a special ceremony that began with a presentation of colors by Portland Fire & Rescue's Honor Guard.
Left to Right - Lieutenant Aimee Rooney, Fire Marshal Erin Janssens, Fire Chief John Klum
Portland Fire’s current Fire Chief John Klum and incoming Fire Chief Erin Janssens was then introduced to the crowd. Fire Lieutenant Aimee Rooney was also on hand and recognized for receiving the 2012 Firefighter of Year Award, a designation bestowed on her by her peers at PF&R.
Fire Chief John Klum, current Fire Marshal Erin Janssens, and Lieutenant Rooney stood at half-court and received a standing ovation for their service to the Portland community.