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In Honor of Retired Division Chief Glen Phillips, February 25, 2021

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February 25, 2021

It is with deep sadness that we are sharing information about the death of one of our own. Retired Division Chief Glen Phillips died on February 23rd, 2021 at Emanuel Hospital in Portland with his wife Gina at his side. Fire, Law Enforcement, family and friends participated in a procession escort bringing Glen home last night.

Glen joined the Hermiston Fire Department as a volunteer firefighter in 1989 and began his full- time career on July 16th, 1990. Glen served the organization well throughout his career as a Firefighter-Paramedic, Fire Captain, Battalion Chief, and Division Chief, retiring April 30th, 2017.

Glen was an active member of the Oregon State Fire Marshal’s Office Regional Hazardous Materials Team 10 providing leadership and experience not only at the local level, but through involvement in a variety of areas across the state. Glen was also an active member of the Oregon State Fire Marshal’s Office “Green Team”, one of the state’s Incident Management Teams as a Division Supervisor. More notably, Glen served with the US Forest Service Incident Management Team 9, as an Air Attack Group Supervisor, which he continued to do after retiring from the Fire District.

Glen never knew a stranger and loved the game of golf. His personality, sense of humor, and love of fishing and friends will be missed greatly. We ask that you keep Glen’s wife, sons, and other family members in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

No funeral or memorial service information is available at this time.

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