“Beautification Week” Campaign, 1929

Firefighters showing off toys in front of a fire station, 1929. The man in uniform in the front row is Captain Edward Boatright, the founder of Portland Fire & Rescue’s Toy and Joy Makers program. The photo was taken as a part of the “Beautification Week” campaign.

 

City of Portland (OR) Archives, A2009-009.1489.

 

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Toy & Joy Makers

A fire crew loading toys onto Engine 13, circa 1949. Toy & Joy Makers are an extension of Portland Fire and Rescue have been helping families during the holiday season for over 100 years. Visit the Toy & Joy Makers website to learn more about their work and their long history.

 

Fire crew loading toys onto Engine 13, A2001-083, circa 1949.

 

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Fire Chief David Campbell, 1905

Fire Chief David Campbell and George Walker in the Chief’s buggy outside Station 1, 1905. Chiefs were driven around by a firefighter driver, but usually posed for pictures with reins in hand.

 

City of Portland (OR) Archives, A2004-001.32.

 

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Station 15, circa 1910

Station 15 firemen playing instruments and pool in the living quarters, circa 1910. Station 15 was located at 590 Spring Street which later became 1920 SW Spring Street. The station still operates from this location.

 

City of Portland (OR) Archives, Station 15 firemen playing instruments and pool in the living quarters, A2001-083, circa 1910.

 

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Guilds Lake Junior Fire Squad, 1944

Boys from the Guilds Lake Junior Fire Squad demonstrating the use of pump cans, 1944. Merritt Westbrook is holding the hose and Lowell Hagen is at the pump.

 

City of Portland (OR) Archives, A2001-025.244.

 

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