April 6, 2012 -- John Klum, Portland Fire & Rescue (PF&R) Fire Chief, was invited to speak with Comcast Newsmakers yesterday afternoon about Fire Marshal Erin Janssens being selected as Portland’s next Fire Chief and Lieutenant Aimee Rooney being named Firefighter of the year by her colleagues. Chief Klum also explained how emergency medical services calls have increased nearly 20 percent since 2002 here in Portland, thereby changing how the Fire Bureau trains and hires new firefighters.
The segment with Chief Klum will be aired at the end of April and the first part of May on CNN Headline News on Comcast Channel 45.
Comcast Newsmakers is a professionally produced five-minute informal news interview program that can be seen each hour on CNN Headline News only on Comcast, reaching a large audience in Oregon and SW Washington.
Comcast Newsmakers segments feature informational discussions with local, state and federal elected officials as well as community, non-profit, education, and civic leaders interviewed by veteran broadcast journalist Ken Ackerman. Regional and local segments will be shown at 54 minutes past the hour with the exception of primetime on weekdays.