August 1st was the first day of a 6 week lateral training academy for 12 talented individuals. All previous and/or current members of the IAFF were welcomed to Local 1660 by Tualatin Valley Firefighter Union Officers during an academy orientation. All of these new brothers and sisters bring with them their experiences from their past Locals that will help shape the future of Local 1660.
Families Gather For Picnic
Local 1660 Members and their families gathered at the Tualatin Valley Firefighters Union Hall on September 14th for the annual end of summer picnic. Kids were treated with bouncy houses, face painting, clowns, snowcones and a chance to compete in a kid version of the annual dessert contest. Adults had the chance to meet other member's families and relax during a beautiful September afternoon.
The Portland Firefighters welcomed US Senator Jeff Merkley on August 28th to their Union Hall along with firefighters from across Oregon. OSFFC President Kelly Bach officially gave Senator Merkley the Oregon State Firefighter's endorsement for his upcoming re-election.
On July 3rd, IAFF Local 1660 tragically lost a Brother and a friend, Dale Johnson. Dale was doing one of the things he loved doing most, kite surfing when he lost his life. Dale will be remembered for his love for life, his humor, his leadership as a Lt. for TVF&R , and his many talents outside of the Fire Service.