Archive for August 11th, 2021

Still Alarm fire in Chicago, 7-25-21

From Steve Redick:

Chicago Still Alarm 1331 W 110th Place

Previous fires here, all burned out to start with.


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Schererville Fire Department news

Excerpts from the

Renovations began earlier this year at Schererville Fire Station No. 3, 1949 Springvale Drive. The $1.43 million project includes adding six bedrooms, two bathrooms, a kitchen, living area, a workout facility, an office, and three expanded bays which create space for the tower ladder that didn’t fit in the old facility. 

When the third fire station was built in the 1980s, the fire department was all volunteers. Over the years, the department has grown and now includes 18 full-time firefighters and around 40 part-timers. 

Expanding the station will allow the fire department to better respond to the east side of the town.

The project was under consideration in early 2019, plans for the expansion of the third fire station were complete later that year, with bids put out for the project in December. A bid was awarded for the project in early 2020, but then the COVID-19 hit, putting the project on hold due to uncertainty surrounding the pandemic. 

The project is slated to be complete at the end of the year.

thanks Keith

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Chicago Fire Department history

From Steve Redick:

Engine 66, Squad 7. SS3 was organized in this house at a later time

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