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Heroes From Fire Service to be Honored at the 6th Annual Meritorious Awards BanquetSalem-News.com
The 6th Annual Meritorious Awards Banquet happens Friday, May 18th, 2007, beginning at 7:00 PM in Hall "D" at the Portland Expo Center.
(PORTLAND, Ore.) - Organizers of the Oregon Fire Chiefs Association say they are proud to host its 6th Annual Meritorious Award Banquet on Friday at the Portland Expo Center in Portland, Oregon.
"Fire personnel and citizens from all areas of Oregon will be honored for their extraordinary service to the communities they serve in the categories of Honor, Valor, Distinguished Conduct, Excellence, Unit Citation, Citizen Life Saving, Public Service and Lifetime Achievement."
Teri Van Wagner with the Oregon Fire Chief's Association says the Annual Meritorious Award Banquet is hosted by Oregon Fire Chiefs Association and the Northwest Fire Equipment Dealers' Association. Dress for the occasion is semi-formal and firefighters are encouraged to dress in "Class A" uniforms.
"Being recognized by peers within the fire service at the Annual Meritorious Awards Banquet is the highest honor that can be bestowed on a firefighter. For one evening, the best of the best in the fire service pause in their career and take a well deserved bow."
In addition to firefighters, members of the public, businesses, and organizations are recognized for worthy or heroic deeds.
The following awards will be presented:
Certificates of Commendation:
Public Service Awards:
Citizen Life Saving Awards:
Distinguished Conduct Award:
Awards of Excellence:
Medals of Valor:
Other Awards to be Presented:
Oregon State Fire Marshal's Office:
Oregon Fire District Directors Association:
Salem-News.com congratulates these members of our community also for their extraordinary contributions.
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