Congratulations to Portland Firefighter Don Porth, winner of the Liberty Mutual National Firemark Award for Public Education and Community Service. According to a press release, “Porth is being recognized for his 25-year career of putting out fires before they start through education programs for Portland families.” Over his 25 years in fire service, he has served as firefighter, juvenile firesetter specialist, public education officer and fire inspector.
Selected among 150 nominees, Porth is known for creating the Historic Belmont Safety Learning Center and Fire Museum, chairing the Metro Injury Prevention Coalition and managing SOS Fires (an educational website focused on juvenile fire setting intervention). Porth will receive a $10,000 grant from Liberty Mutual and “plans to use the grant to support the Jeff Morris Fire and Life Safety Foundation”. For more information about Don Porth’s award, please visit Portland’s Fire Blog.
Fire Safety For All would like to offer a special thank you to all of the firefighters, fire rescue, emergency and safety professionals like Don Porth who promote fire safety and keep our families protected every day.
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Information in this blog post and the photo of Don Porth were obtained from Portland’s Fire Blog.