January 27, 2009

So will they be painting the engines green to match?

Category: Uncategorized — admin @ 12:23 pm




Savings lives AND the environment, just two of the claims residents of 12617 SW Walnut can claim these days.  That’s the address of Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue’s new fire station (Fire Station 50 as it says on its birth certificate).

The brand spanking new facility is the first new firehouse to open its doors in TVFR territory since the mid 90s and this one boasts some spiffy features.  It’s certified GOLD under the LEED rating system . . . which is a fancy way of saying it’s environmentally friendly.

Natural light, solar panels, rainwater capture, low emission, the list goes on.  Crews expect to offset the extra $75 grand spent on the green-friendly features with lowered utility bills.

But the men and women who call FS 50 home didn’t get much time to admire their new pad.  Over the weekend they responded to over a dozen calls.  You can check it out in person at the grand unveiling February 28th.

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