NEWS RELEASE 06/25/12: Firefighters to Pay Tribute to 36 Fallen Heroes During 101st Campbell Memorial Ceremony
What: 101st Annual David Campbell Memorial Service
When: Tuesday, 10:00a.m, June 26th
Where: 19th and West Burnside
For the past 101 years, Portland Fire & Rescue has taken a moment each June, on the anniversary of the death of Fire Chief David Campbell, to honor the 36 Portland firefighters who have died in the line of duty.
Join Fire Commissioner Randy Leonard, Fire Chief Erin Janssens, Portland Firefighters Association President Jim Forquer, and the Campbell Memorial Board of Trustees as they pay tribute to Portland's fallen heroes.
The Campbell Memorial was established in 1913 to perpetuate the memory of Portland's heroic Fire Chief David Campbell, who died in a building collapse after ordering all firefighters from the burning building. A memorial to fallen firefighters was also created, as well as an awards program to honor Portland firefighters who have performed outstanding acts of heroism while in the performance of assigned duties.
-the 2012 Firefighter of the Year, Lt. Aimee Rooney, will ring the bell for fallen Portland firefighters -presentation of flower wreath by Commissioner Randy Leonard -bagpipes played by Firefighter Greg Rose -platoon of firefighters in dress uniform -Portland Fire & Rescue and Portland Police Honor Guard