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Portland (OR) Firefighter Retires After 50 Years on the Job

Portland (OR) firefighters take a "selfie" with Ethan Reed at his retirement party

Above: Portland (OR) firefighters take a “selfie” with Ethan Reed at his retirement party

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By Dick Harris

Portland (OR) Firefighter Ethan Reed, who had been driving Engine 1, a busy downtown company, recently retired after celebrating 50 years on the job.

Ethan Averitt Reed was born on May 16, 1941. He was sworn in as a firefighter on August 8, 1965. He worked at three different stations during his first five years on the job, and has been at Station 1 driving Engine 1 for his final 45 years.

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