October 20, 2011
Please join Portland Fire & Rescue and Gresham Fire & Emergency Services on Saturday, October 22nd at 10:00 am for the open house and dedication of new Portland Fire Station 31, located at 1927 SE 174th in Portland.
The open house will celebrate the rebuilding of the station and the return of Portland Fire & Rescue and Gresham Fire & Emergency Services personnel and equipment. This shared station, which serves the surrounding Portland and Gresham communities, went on 3,388 emergency responses in 2010 making it one of the busiest Portland Fire & Rescue engine companies in the city.
Public and media are invited to the dedication ceremony, which will begin at 10:00 am, and to tour the station and share refreshments until 2:00 pm.
New Station 31 was funded through a General Obligation Bond that was approved by voters in 1998 to ensure that all fire stations throughout the city can withstand a significant seismic event and continue serving public safety needs in the future.
The $2.1 million station was completed in just 10 months and the project was under budget. The 6,938 square foot, two-story station was designed to meet many energy efficiency rating standards. It features an infrared heat system in the apparatus bay to reduce heat loss when the engine leaves the station, a highly reflective white roof, and an energy-efficient heating and ventilation recovery system. Additionally, 97% of construction debris from the demolition of the old station was recycled and diverted from landfills.
Portland Fire & Rescue