A Hermiston woman and a Pendleton service organization blazed away with top awards from the Oregon Office of State Fire Marshal.

State Fire Marshal Jim Walker presented the Golden Sparky to Gretchen Erickson, fire safety educator for Umatilla County Fire District #1, and the Silver Sparky to the Pendleton Lions Club. The awards were given March 22 during the Oregon Fire Marshals Association’s annual conference in Bend.

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