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Fire Service Appreciation Day Jan 27th
The State Fire Marshal, Mark Wallace, is encouraging communities across the state to honor the work of those in the fire service by organizing events or ceremonies for Fire Service Appreciation Day in Oregon which is Monday, January 27th.
“Communities have many opportunities to recognize the work and sacrifice of members of the Oregon fire service,” says Wallace. “From community groups hosting a breakfast, lunch, or dinner, to schools holding essay contests, this day is an opportunity for everyone to say thanks.”
In 2007, the Oregon legislature passed House Joint Resolution 25, establishing January 27th each year, as Fire Service Appreciation Day in Oregon. The Legislative Assembly encourages all Oregonians to recognize and honor fire service members for their efforts to keep citizens safe from the ravages of fire. Local recognition in past years included city mayors presenting fire chiefs with a certificate of thanks, fire district boards presenting commemorative coins and certificates to volunteers, and citizens taking local firefighters to lunch.