Excerpts from the journaltopics.com:

Mount Prospect’s new Fire Station 13 on Rand Road is expected to begin operations April 15, but with the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, it is unknown if that date will remain on track. The goal is for the current headquarters to close April 14 and open the next morning in its new home on Rand Road just south of Kensington Road. The department is already in the process of moving some larger items to the new headquarters.

Because of the ongoing coronavirus, some fire department staff is working from home, while other administrators are split between headquarters and the village’s Emergency Operations Center. Since the pandemic really took hold locally starting the week of March 9, the department’s call volume is down to an average of 3-5 calls per day — well below the average of approximately 20 daily.