Portland Fire & Rescue’s (PF&R) FY 2012-13 Requested Budget was submitted to the Office of Management and Finance on January 30, 2012. The submitted budget complies with the City Council’s directive to bureaus receiving General Fund support to identify reduction packages of four percent, six percent, and eight percent of current FY 2012-13 appropriation levels.
At the four percent level, PF&R’s reduction is $3.6 million and at the eight percent level increases to $7.2 million.
To develop the reduction packages, PF&R worked collaboratively with private citizens, internal and external stakeholders, employees, and labor and management on PF&R’s Budget Advisory Committee (BAC). PF&R also encouraged all internal employees to submit reduction suggestions through an online trackit form; all suggestions were considered and discussed by the Fire Bureau’s Leadership team.
PF&R currently operates a network of 30 stations that serve 31 fire management areas. At the four percent level, two fire stations would be closed; the six percent reduction level would essentially close two additional stations; and the eight percent level would close one more station plus reduce funding for another. In all, five stations would be closed and the sixth station would experience a reduced level of staffing. Besides station closures, eleven positions would be eliminated, impacting code enforcement, public information, training and recruiting, hazmat coordination, and administrative and support activities. PF&R’s Return-to-Work program would also be terminated.
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March 5, 2011
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