Archive for June 21st, 2014

New fire station for East Dundee FPD (more)

The Courier-News has an article on the new fire station for the East Dundee FPD:

A year after construction began on East Dundee’s new fire station, officials moved this past week into their new digs along Route 25.

“It’s been great,” said Fire Chief Steve Schmitendorf. “And the biggest thing we’ve noticed — which is what we thought would happen — is that our response time is much better out of this building. Especially anything in the eastern end of our district. Obviously, going back by the old station will take a little longer, but it is downhill and we don’t navigate those narrow streets anymore.”

A $5.5 million referendum approved by taxpayers in November 2012 made possible the new fire station, located near Routes 25 and 72. Fire officials said the area is more centrally located to serve their entire district, which extends as far east as Higgins Road and Interstate 90. The district serves the villages of East Dundee, South Barrington and Barrington Hills, and unincorporated Kane and Cook counties.

The move also means more room for the East Dundee Police Department, which will expand into the fire department’s old building on Third Street.

The land the new fire station is built on is owned by the village. Both fire and village officials agreed to swap the land for the current fire department building. To make the exchange more equitable, since the village was receiving three acres of land with a complete building, East Dundee officials said they would donate $100,000 per year to the East Dundee Fire Protection District — a separate taxing body — for the 20-year life of the loan to build the station to offset payment of the bonds.

A community open house is planned for the fall, to coincide with Fire Prevention Week.

thanks Dan

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Overseas request


My name is Christopher Hoehne. I am firefighter in Germany and find / collect images of American fire trucks to then be able to build as a model. The models are in scale 1.64 with lighting. I need some good quality images of vehicles to build. I do not have any vehicles from the Chicago Fire DepartmentThe images I use only for the purpose of modeling and nothing else, these images remain only in my hands. Maybe you can help me here because I can not find any sites where I could get these pictures.

About an answer I would definitely features.

Vielr Greetings from Germany

Christopher Hoehne

***contact the webmaster for Christopher’s email address if you can assist him.

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New tower ladder for Arlington Heights

This from Tyler Tobolt:

I found these photos on the  Arlington Heights Firefighters Association-IAFF Local 3105 Facebook page. Arlington Heights just took delivery of the new Tower 1.
Thanks Tyler Tobolt.
Pierce Dash CF PUC tower ladder

New Pierce Dash CF PUC tower ladder for Arlington Heights, Arlington Heights Firefighters Association photo

Pierce Dash CF PUC tower ladder

Arlington Heights Firefighters Association photo

Pierce Dash CF PUC tower ladder

Arlington Heights Firefighters Association photo

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South Holland 100th Year Anniversary Event today

fire department anniversary celebration

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