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NEWS RELEASE 12/17/12: Antique (1918) Fire Engine Donated to Portland Fire & Rescue

On December 18th 2012 Portland Fire & Rescue will be celebrating 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 eventually retired in the early 1950's. It was acquired at auction by Don Letson in 1952 for approximately $295.

The Letson family kept and maintained the pumper for over 60 years and worked to restore it.  Now the old engine is coming home.  Please join Fire Commissioner Randy Leonard, Chief Erin Janssens, the Letson family and the Crew of Station 19 for the celebration.  The engines history will be recounted and light refreshments will be served.

Who-Everyone is welcome.

When- December 18th, 2012 from 3:00 pm-5:00 pm

Where- 7301 East Burnside (Station 19)

Contact info, for media use only:
Lt. Damon Simmons, Media Pager (503)940-6003