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Russian Firefighters Visit Students in EECS Junior Firefighter Academy

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Russian Firefighters Visit Students in EECS Junior Firefighter Academy
Posted on 01/27/2016
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Russian firefighters in Portland last week as part of a sister city exchange between Archangel, Russia and Portland visited with students in the Junior Firefighter Academy at East End Community School (EECS).

The Junior Firefighter Academy is a city-school partnership, said EECS Principal Marcia Gendron. It’s part of the school’s Rise and Shine program – EECS’ extended-learning engagement model begun five years ago.

“In partnership with the Portland Fire Department and EECS parent and firefighter Lt. David Petrocelli, Rise and Shine at EECS has created a class called the Junior Firefighter Academy,” said Dan Nogar, EECS Rise and Shine coordinator. “Students signed up for the class to learn about the many aspects of fighting and preventing fire. A special visit from the Russian firefighters to class on Friday, Jan. 22, added another perspective of this profession. EECS students had the opportunity to engage with firefighters from another county about something that they all have in common, an interest in firefighting. Rise and Shine thanks both fire departments here and abroad for your interest in our own Junior Firefighter Academy!”
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