Convention Center Spires Will Turn Red in Honor of Fallen Firefighters (Photo)

Portland Fire and Rescue
Portland Fire and Rescue

September 30, 2022 11:35


In honor of National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend, the Oregon Convention Center spires will be set alight in red from dusk to dawn on Saturday, October 1st.

“This year’s Light the Night holds a very personal significance for PF&R due to the loss of one of our own, Lt. Jerry Richardson, and the loss of Captain Rick Ilg of Forest Grove, who was married to one of our employees,” says Fire Chief Sara Boone. “We honor the fallen firefighters across the state and around the nation who served with heroism, honor, and distinction, and are devoted to supporting the loved ones left behind.”

Every October, the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF) sponsors the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend, the official national tribute to those firefighters who died in the line of duty during the previous year. Please see the attached flyer with details of this event.

Thank you to the Oregon Convention Center for lighting its spires to mark this occasion.