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Community honors retiring fire chief

Posted: Tuesday, Jan 21st, 2014

Siuslaw Valley Fire Board Chairman John Scott, top left, announces the dedication of SVFR Station One to retiring Fire Chief John Buchanan, top right, as Darrell Murphy and John Carnahan stand at attention among the members of SVFR. (courtesy photo)

Siuslaw Valley Fire and Rescue hosted a luncheon Saturday to honor Chief John Buchananís 53-year fire service career on Saturday, Jan. 18.

The program opened with a traditional bagpiper and the Oregon Fire Service Honor Guard presented colors. Amy Clawson sang the national anthem and Ned Hickson served as master of ceremonies, leading a program of speakers that included State Sen. Arnie Roblan, House Rep. Caddie McKeown, County Commis-sioner Jay Bozievich, Mayor Nola Xavier, Dunes City Recorder Fred Hilden, Lane Council of Governments Executive Director Brenda Wilson, Port of Siuslaw Manager Bob Forsythe and retired Florence Police Chief Ray Gutierrez.

For the complete article see the 01-22-2014 issue.

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