Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Thanks for Your Help, Global!

From Global Aviation presentation

Hillsboro Fire and Rescue said “Thanks for your help!” today to a senior executive at Global Aviation. Brian Lockhart, Global’’s Vice President of Maintenance has personally and graciously conducted numerous educational tours for firefighters from Hillsboro Fire Department and the Port of Portland Fire Department over the last several years. Mr. Lockhart allowed our firefighters to look throughout their aircraft to learn more about them. The tours focused on rescue access and structural features of their various aircraft models as well as hazard areas such as battery and oxygen tank locations.

Fire Chief Gary Seidel said, “I certainly hope our firefighters will never need to draw upon the lessons they have learned from these training sessions. However, I know if an emergency arises, they have learned from the best in the business.”

Chief Seidel presented a plaque of appreciation to Brian during a Global Aviation executive staff meeting on Tuesday, July 27, 2010. We appreciate great community partners like Global Aviation and Brian Lockhart.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Helping Hands at Lunch

Hillsboro Fire Department has been attending the Hillsboro Parks and Recreation Summer Outpost program each day this week. Firefighters have been chatting with children and parents about fire safety and letting them take a look at the fire engine or ladder truck in attendance. As described in a post earlier this week, there are arts and crafts programs and activities for the kids each day through the summer.

Firefighters have also been lending a hand this week distributing the summer lunches provided by the Hillsboro School District through a grant from the U. S. Department of Agriculture. On Wednesday for example, there were approximately 460 kids who received lunches through this program.

Thanks to Hillsboro Parks and Recreation for inviting us to the Outpost. It’s always great to talk to the citizens we serve!