rendering of the new Barrington Countryside FPD Station 39

Artist rendering of Barrington Countryside FPD Station 39

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Barrington Countryside Fire Protection District broke ground in late May at 1004 S. Hough St. in an unincorporated area near the village for a new fire station. At a cost of $5 million, Fire Station 39 will be the district’s third fire station. Officials said it will allow the district to respond to more than 90% of all emergency calls in six minutes or less.

The station is slated to be funded by reserves, though there has been some discussion about possibly financing a portion of the project — all without a tax rate increase, officials said. The station also will help reduce insurance premiums for some property owners, particularly in the eastern section of the district.

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