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The City of Portland, Oregon

Fire & Rescue

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Phone: 503-823-3700

Fax: 503-823-3710

55 SW Ash Street, Portland, OR 97204

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Portland Fire & Rescue Welcomes an Antique American LaFrance Pumper Home.

On December 18th 2012 Portland Fire & Rescue celebrated the donation of an antique American LaFrance Pumper.  The Engine was originally purchased new by PF&R in 1918 and served at Station 19 (Mt.Tabor).

The Engine was used for many years, but was retired in the early 1950's and acquired at auction by Don Letson for approximately $295 in 1952.

The Letson family maintained the pumper for over 60 years and worked to restore it to its original condition.  Now the old engine has come home.

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