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Station 29 in SE Portland achieved the biggest savings percentage in FY 2010-11 by cleaning air filters on a monthly basis, limiting the use of heat-generating appliances such as the oven, dishwasher and clothes dryer during the daytime hours when temperatures are hottest, closing the blinds, and using fans.
In February 2009, Portland Fire & Rescue (PF&R) launched the station-based utility budgeting and incentive program to help reduce utility consumption and expenditures in the 30 fire stations strategically located throughout the city.
Under the program, six stations with the greatest percentage of savings qualify for a reward equal to 50% of their respective savings, up to $1,000. The winning stations may use the budget reward to purchase house items for their stations.
In Fiscal Year 2009-2010, Stations 4, 8, 13, 14, 28, and 29 achieved the biggest percentage of savings:
This year, the following four stations achieved the biggest savings percentages:
Stations 1 and 31 were excluded from this year’s contest due to station remodeling and relocations.
Congratulations to firefighters at Station 14, 16, 18 and 29, especially Stations 14 and 29, for making the list two years in a row, and thanks to every station for a great effort in reducing PF&R’s utility spending and contributing to a healthier environment.
Portland Fire & Rescue
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October 10, 2011