Archive for April 29th, 2014

Rolling Meadows discusses rebuilding fire stations (more)

The Daily Herald has an updated article on the Rolling Meadows proposal for new fire stations:

The Rolling Meadows City Council voted 4-3 on April 15 to build two new fire stations in new locations, but aldermen and citizens on the losing side are making it clear they will not give up easily.

Sixth Ward Alderman John D’Astice said Tuesday he wants to discuss putting the issue of moving the city’s fire stations to voters as a referendum. He also said he wants the city council to study basing an ambulance on the city’s south side as an alternative to moving the stations.

Mayor Tom Rooney said Tuesday that both topics are suitable for discussion at future council meetings.

Supporters of the plan approved earlier this month say replacing the decrepit downtown fire station with a new one farther east, near New Wilke and Central roads, will provide faster service to the area along Algonquin Road, especially older multifamily complexes more at risk for serious fires. However, D’Astice, who represents much of the area, said he thinks most of the calls there are for ambulance service.

A second station also would be moved from 2455 Plum Grove Road, west of Route 53, to Hicks Road, between Kirchoff Road and Euclid Avenue.

The cost of the plan has been estimated as high as $10 million.

For years the city council has been strongly against the expense of building and staffing a third station, even at one point rejecting a grant that would have funded much of the construction costs.

Second Ward Alderman Len Prejna, also an opponent of moving the fire stations, said he also has received considerable correspondence and “even a knock on the door.”

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Norwood Park FPD working fire

This from Steve Redick:

This was at Montrose and Nagle a couple of nights ago … Large house … appeared fire was venting from the 2nd floor. ¬†I couldn’t get much as local law enforcement focused on the fat guy with the camera that night ūüėČ ¬† Did get a decent shot of the new pumper at work. Some roof work was in progress as I arrived but it appeared this fire was well under control in very short order.

Steve

fire truck at night fire scene

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firemen working at night

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fire truck at night fire scene

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firemen working at night

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firemen working at night

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firemen working at night

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Chicago 3-11 Alarm fire at 36th Street and Homan (more)

This from Josh Boyajian:

Here are¬†some photos from the 3-11 Alarm fire last night¬†at 36th Street & Homan Avenue. Fire was in a vacant warehouse that had been designated as dangerous with a red ‘X’.¬†

Chicago Spartan fire engine

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firemen battle warehouse fire

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firemen at fire scene

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Chicago Snorkel at fire scene

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The full gallery is on our website

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