Officials with the City of El Paso announce that the Lean Six Sigma program has saved area taxpayers another $252,000 by reevaluating three El Paso Fire Department programs.
The Lean Six Sigma Green Belt team reviewed personal protective equipment inventory management, 911 communications recruit training time, and firefighter on the job injuries and lost workdays. The team recommendations not only resulted in the $252,000 savings, they also provided a future cost savings of $111,173 and 13,463 hours saved.
“I am proud our department has embraced Lean Six Sigma for process improvement. It is the enthusiasm within the department to continuously improve how we do business that makes Lean Six Sigma successful to the El Paso Fire Department,” said Interim Fire Chief Mario D’Agostino.
To date, the Lean Six Sigma Program training has resulted in a total cost savings and cost avoidance of $1,637,645 and 41,523 hours saved.
The Lean Six Sigma Program training is part of the City’s strategic plan of delivering services in a timely and efficient manner with a focus on continual improvement.