John Rossi awarded Gold Sparky Award from Fire Marshal

July 2021 Posted in Briefs, Community, People

John Rossi (left) accepting the Gold Sparky Award from Oregon State Fire Marshal Mariana Ruiz-Temple, accompanied by Mt. Angel Fire Chief, Jim Trierweiler

The Office of the Oregon State Fire Marshal has announced the 2021 Gold Sparky Award, which honors a fire service member for contributions to fire prevention and fire safety.

This year’s Gold Sparky was awarded to Firefighter John Rossi, a Public Information Officer with Mt. Angel Fire for his work in elevating the community and the region’s fire prevention and preparedness efforts.

“He spends countless hours installing smoke alarms for those that need it the most,” Oregon Fire Marshal Mariana Ruiz-Temple said. “John’s commitment to his community and service to others shines through in his work through his tireless dedication to community prevention efforts.

Rossi has created a social media following that has allowed for great reach in the community to educate on various topics, including smoke alarms, defensible space, and burn bans.

The Sparky Awards are the highest awards presented by the Office of the Oregon State Fire Marshal and have been awarded every year since 1977. 

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