Former Portland firefighter turns 100

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Portland firefighters helped Anthony Peverada celebrate his 100th birthday Nov. 1 at the Barron Center. Peverada, who was a firefighter for 25 years, received gifts and cake before his son, Tony Peverada Jr., wheeled him outside to see trucks from two city stations. (David Harry / The Forecaster)

Among birthday gifts brought by Portland Fire Chief Keith Gautreau to Anthony Peverada on Nov. 1 was a T-shirt commemorating the 250th anniversary of the Fire Department. Peverada, who recently turned 100 and is a Barron Center resident, served as a city firefighter from 1950-1974. (David Harry / The Forecaster)

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