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To make it better - February 12, 2014

Heroes are not giant statues framed against a red sky. They are people who say: This is my community, and it is my responsibility to make it better.

 

~ Oregon Governor Tom McCall

 


This weekend's winter storm brought out the very best of Portland. Two of the heroes on the streets were Portland Fire & Rescue Lieutenants Matthew and Michael Silva.

 

The Silva brothers spent the weekend saving lives -- ensuring that everyone had shelter from the storm.

 

Oregonian writer Steve Duin spoke with the brothers, and was inspired to tell their story. Read it in today's Oregonian.

 

The Silva brothers, Portland firefighters at the heart of the storm

Steve Duin in The Oregonian