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The City of Portland, Oregon

Dan Saltzman

Commissioner, City of Portland

Phone: 503-823-4151

Fax: 503-823-3036

1221 SW 4th Ave Ste 230, Portland, OR 97204

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Gus Waterford Memorial Scholarship

In honor of Black History Month, Portland Fire & Rescue's Lt Ted Mayes and Firefighter Sultan Shabazz joined us in Council Chambers for a proclamation to honor Pioneer Black Firefighters such as Augustus "Gus" Waterford who joined Portland's fire department in the early 1890s. We encourage all Portlanders to learn more of this history by watching the Council presentation here:

As these dedicated Portland Fire & Rescue staff discussed at City Council, they have partnered with the Portland Community College Foundation to set up a scholarship in Gus Waterford's name for a first-generation college student studying Fire Protection Technology at PCC ensuring that Waterford's legacy may live on and inspire a future generation of firefighters. Find out more here: