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David Campbell
David Campbell
111th annual David Campbell Memorial (Photo) - 06/26/22

This Monday, June 27th, 2022 at 10:00 am, Portland Fire & Rescue will hold its 111th annual David Campbell Memorial, honoring Fallen Firefighters at Portland Firefighters Park. The David Campbell Memorial Association was established in 1913 to commemorate the memory of Portland’s Fire Chief David Campbell who died in the “Union Oil fire” on June 26, 1911. The Campbell Memorial has added the names of all Portland Firefighters who have subsequently died in the line of duty while protecting life and property in the city of Portland.

Portland Fire & Rescue Pipes & Drums will begin the ceremony, which will be followed by the posting of the colors and National Anthem by our Honor Guard. The wreath will be laid on the memorial then Firefighter of the Year, Audrey Tollefson, will toll the bell while the names of 75 Portland fallen firefighters are read, including Lieutenant Jerry Richardson who died last November. We will have a brief statement from Chief Jackson, a close family friend, as well as a statement from a City of Portland representative. The Kingsley Award will be presented to FF Bob Stere to wrap up the memorial.  

Please join us in honoring those who have made the ultimate sacrifice.

DATE: Monday, June 27, 2022.

LOCATION: Portland Firefighters Park (between SW 18th Ave and 19th Ave, south of Alder St.)

TIME: Platoon Reports 0930 Hours, Service starts 1000 Hours.

UNIFORM: Service Dress Uniform with Cap for all Portland Fire & Rescue personnel.

PLATOON: Portland Firefighters Pipes and Drums, PF&R Honor Guard, Engine 17, Engine 3, Truck 3, C4, C103.

Attached Media Files: David Campbell
Early Morning two alarm fire destroys commercial building (Photo) - 06/16/22

Just before 4:30 am this morning crews from Portland Fire and Clackamas Fire responded to a commercial fire at 7813 SE Luther Rd. When the first crews arrived they identified the building that was on fire but had access issues due to its location. This building is located between Springwater trail and Johnson Creek Blvd with a long driveway that was accessed from Luther Rd. When crews were able to access the building the medal-clad building had heavy fire involvement. Command determined that this would be a defensive fire, which means we would not be advancing hose lines into the building. Due to the volume of fire and potential for spread, Command requested a second alarm. 

A couple of challenges firefighters faced were limited access to fire apparatus and limited water due to distance from hydrants. Firefighters were able to work through these challenges and keep the fire contained to the one building. The medal building housed parts for building trailers, including tires that will burn for some time.  The fire investigator responded and determined that the origin of the fire was a dumpster on the exterior of the building and the cause is under investigation. No injuries have been reported.

Media Event: 2022 Fleet Week Briefing - 06/07/22


The Annual Fleet Week briefing at Fire Station 1, announcing the ships, arrival times and docking locations for the visiting US Navy, US Coast Guard, US Army Corps of Engineers, Royal Canadian Navy, and other vessels scheduled to visit Portland during the 2022 Portland Rose Festival.



Portland Fire & Rescue Station 01

Skidmore Room

55 SW Ash St.

Portland, OR 97204


Wednesday, June 8, 2022

10:30 a.m.


The Rose Festival is excited to welcome back Fleet Week to the Rose City Reunion. This briefing will give the public information on the various participating ships and where/when they are expected to arrive.  We will also provide the latest bridge lift information and how to transit the river through the Security Zone. Representatives from the US Navy, US Coast Guard, and other vessels will be on hand along with members of the Multnomah Country River patrol and Portland Fire & Rescue to answer questions and speak to media.


  • Sean Whalen, Harbor Master Portland Fire & Rescue
  • US Navy
  • US Coast Guard
  • Training Vessel Ironwood
  • MCSO River Patrol

For any questions questions regarding this briefing, please contact PF&R Harbor Master Sean Whalen at 503-209-8109.