• The May 2017 Bond provided over $25 million for new fire sprinkler systems and upgraded fire alarms.

    As of 2021 The fire alarm system upgrades project is now complete!


    These schools received new fire sprinkler systems and upgraded fire alarms in 2018

    Beverly Cleary Fernwood K-8 School
    (details coming)

    MLK Jr. Elementary School
    (details coming)

    Lewis Elementary School
    (details coming)

    These schools received new fire sprinkler systems and upgraded fire alarms in 2019

    Jefferson High School
    The existing fire sprinkler system at Jefferson was fully upgraded with new quick response heads. The upgrades also include a double check valve for backflow prevention and replacement of aging fire sprinkler infrastructure in the building. Contractors also installed new flow switches for the fire sprinkler system.

    Rigler Elementary School
    (details coming)

    These schools received upgraded fire alarm systems in 2019 & 2020

    Astor                     Atkinson            Ainsworth Annex

    Beaumont M.S.     DaVinci M.S.      Beverly Clear Fernwood

    Forest Park           Gray                   Green Thumb

    Grout                    Harrison Park     Kenton

    King                      Laurelhurst         Lee

    Lent                      Markham            Maplewood

    Meek                     MLC                    Richmond

    Rigler                   Sabin                  Stephenson

    Vernon                 West Sylvan

    Details of the fire alarm upgrade work:
    Following full assessment by a design firm, a new fire suppression system was designed to meet the requirements of the 2014 Oregon Fire Code, the Portland Fire Marshal and Portland Public School District Standards. The new system includes installation of an incoming fire service piping, along with a double check valve for backflow prevention.  Inside the school sprinkler mains and branch lines were installed including fire department connection and a flow switch interlocked with the building fire alarm system.