Portland City Council approves accepting SAFER Grant

December 08, 2022 15:35

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Portland City Council approves accepting SAFER Grant

Yesterday, Portland City Council accepted a $2.1 million grant to increase staffing measures for the Emergency Operations Division of Portland Fire & Rescue. The grant offered through the Federal Emergency Management Association will be used to reopen Portland Fire Station 23 as a 4-person engine to better serve the residents of Hosford-Abernathy, Ladds Addition, and Brooklyn neighborhoods.

Station 23 personnel were moved to Station 21 in 2010 to enhance PF&R’s Willamette River emergency response capabilities. Since that time the number of emergencies in the old Station 23 response area has grown 35%. In 2017, a 2-person rescue was placed at the Station as a first step to restoring a 4-person

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