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SWEARING IN

Earlier this month, Clackamas Fire District No. 1 formally welcomed 21 Boring Fire District personnel into Clackamas Fire with a formal swearing-in and promotional ceremony.

by: PHOTO COURTESY: BRANDON PAXTON - Clackamas Fire District No. 1 chief Fred Charlton swears in Boring Fire District firefighters during the July 1 ceremony.The July 1 event was held outside at the Clackamas Fire District Training Center, 16170 S.E. 130th Ave., which is located in by: PHOTO COURTESY: BRANDON PAXTON - Clackamas Firefighters Pipes and Drums plays for the crowd of firefighters, their families and the gathered curious members of the public after the ceremony.Clackamas between Milwaukie and Boring. It included a performance by the Clackamas Firefighters Pipes and Drums along with the Clackamas Fire Honor Guard.

Later that day, a fire-station open house at Damascus Station #149, 20100 S.E. Highway 212, showcased the increase in service to Damascus and the greater Boring community.

The swearing in of the Boring firefighters and staff came on the first day of the five-year contract for fire and emergency services between Boring Fire District No. 59 and Clackamas Fire. Elected board members for both organizations voted unanimously in May to transfer about $3.9 million a year to Clackamas Fire for service in the Boring area.

In addition to the 21 Boring staff members who formally joined Clackamas Fire during the ceremony, two Clackamas Fire captains and one apparatus operator were promoted to their respective ranks and will be serving the community in their new roles.



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