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NEWS RELEASE 6/25/13: Firefighters to Pay Tribute to 36 Fallen Heroes During 102nd Annual Campbell Memorial Ceremony

102nd Campbell Memorial Ceremony

What: 102nd Annual David Campbell Memorial Service

When: 10:00a.m, Weds June 26th

Where: 19th and West Burnside

For the past 102 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 Dan Saltzman, Fire Chief Erin Janssens, Portland Firefighters Association President Alan Ferschweiler 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.
Photo opportunities:

* The 2013 Firefighter of the Year, Chris Fukai, will ring the bell for fallen Portland

* A presentation of flower wreath by Commissioner Dan Saltzman

* Bagpipes played by Firefighter Rick McCaul

* The Portland Fire & Rescue and Portland Police Honor Guard: A platoon of firefighters
in dress uniform
Contact Info:
Lt. Rich Chatman PIO, media pgr: 503-940-6003