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Rendering of the new Fire Station 24 in Wheeling

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Wheeling trustees unanimously approved construction for Fire Station 42 to be rebuilt at 135 McHenry Rd. with a maximum price tag of $7,699,244. Village officials say they have saved the money to make this happen, and would not need the support of taxpayers by referendum or lenders. Wheeling has been saving funds for this since 2019. Based on call volume and call location studies, the village needed to have two stations on the west side of the railroad tracks.

The project was introduced with a budget goal of $5 million, but flood detention fix costs exceeded the $5 million, prompting a higher expected cost. Construction on the 10,700 sq. ft. building should to break ground this spring and take a year to complete.

The new station will be substantially the same as Fire Station 23 at 780 S. Wheeling Rd. Since 2009, the current Station 42 has been shared with the Wheeling Police Department on Dundee Road. It was meant to be a temporary solution. 

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Roberts Park FPD selling surplus sedan

2014 Ford Taurus Interceptor Liquidation

The Roberts Park Fire Protection District is accepting sealed bids for the following vehicle:

2014 Ford Taurus Interceptor. This vehicle currently has 165,343 miles. Vehicle was used an administrative staff car and will have evidence of removal of emergency lighting and radio equipment.

Sealed bids may be submitted to the Roberts Park Fire Protection District, 8611 S. Roberts Road, Justice, IL 60458 through 4:00 PM on March 31, 2023 and will be opened and considered at the board of Trustees meeting on April 11, 2023 at 6:00 PM. Minimum bid for consideration is $3000.

The vehicle may be inspected at Roberts Park Fire Protection District, 8611 S. Roberts Road, Justice, IL 60458 M-F, 8:00-3:30. Vehicle is sold “as is” with no warranty expressed or implied.

The successful bidder must make payment in full within 7 days of the notice of bid acceptance. The District reserves the right to reject any and all bids.; #FordTaurus; #RobertsParkFPD;

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New engine and truck for Glenview (more)

From the macqueenemergency Facebook page:

llinois Sales Rep, Dan Rudnicki and Glenview Fire Department are on their last day of a 3 day marathon to design a Pierce pumper and aerial.; #GlenviewFD; #Pierce; #FireTruck;; #GlenviewFD; #Pierce;

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Bradley Fire Department news

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 The 2023 year for the Bradley Fire Department might go on record as one of its most transitional in its history.

The 30-member department — nine of whom are full-time officers — will be moving into its approximate $2.5-million second fire station along Newtown Drive in the northeastern portion of the village. The department had hoped to be in the location more than six months ago, but supplies and finishing-touch work have delayed that target.

In addition, a $237,000 ambulance was placed on order in September with American Response Vehicles, of Columbia, Mo., and could be delivered late this year. Also, a $584,546 fire engine was unanimously OK’d by the Bradley Village Board with Alexis Fire Equipment and delivery of the department’s third engine could happen in December. The village will pay for the new engine prior to delivery, the village will receive a modest $9,000 discount, and the fire department was able to find an existing new chassis in stock at Alexis which saved another $20,000.

The new engine and ambulance will be stationed at the Newtown fire station.

Fire Chief Don Kaderabek said the department had been somewhat neglected in previous years and for a village with growing areas of business and residences, these are needed resources for the community’s protection.

Currently, the village has two fire engines. One is 21 years old and will remain part of the fleet as a back-up.

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New Engine for Decatur

From the Pierce Flickr page:

Pierce, Decatur Fire Department, IL, 37339-1; #FireTruck; #Pierce; #Enforcer; #DecaturFD; #Sky-Boom;

Pierce composite

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New ambulance for Plainfield FPD

From Plainfield Fire Protection District Facebook page: 
Yesterday we had the opportunity to visit the factory to inspect our new ambulance that is just having the finishing touches put on it.  We hope to have it delivered to us in the next few weeks.; #ambulance; #PlainfieldFPD;

Plainfield FPD photo; #ambulance; #PlainfieldFPD;

Plainfield FPD photo

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New engine for Mt Prospect

From the Pierce Flickr page:

Pierce, Mount Prospect Fire Department, IL, 37297-1; #FireTruck; #Pierce; #Quantum; #MountProspect FD;

Pierce composite

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Northbrook Fire Department news

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Nearly 100 cats and dogs were rescued from a Northbrook home that caught fire on Monday, and now they need homes. When fire crews responded to the house fire, they discovered 43 dogs and 48 cats living in deplorable conditions.

Once the situation was uncovered, animal control was there by 10 p.m, and crews worked until 3 a.m., By 7 a.m., animal control workers contacted a dog shelter that accepted all 43 dogs, most of which had some type of issue.

They could not take the 48 cats that were found living in the home.

The dogs are all Chihuahuas and weigh between five and nine pounds, though one was 17 pounds and considered to be the mom. Many of the other dogs had fleas and skin, hair, and dental problems. All the dogs will need to be spayed and neutered, and once adopted, will require microchips.

The endeavor of taking on 43 dogs though is a costly one. Costs could be about $25,000 to get the dogs the care they need while also ensuring they have a roof over their heads and staff to care for them.

Border Tails Rescue is funded through donations and adoption fees. To help pay for the care of the 43 new tenants, they are accepting donations on Facebook. The organization hopes to bring in $21,500.

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New engine for Buffalo Grove FD (more)

This from Andy Russell:

Pics from the final inspection of our new engine. Once it leaves the factory it will head to FSI in St John for graphics and equipment mounting. Expecting it to be ready April-May ish.  (so 145034); #BuffaloGroveFD; #FireTruck; #EONE; #EONEStrength; #e-MAX; #Typhoon;

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New engine for Park Ridge (more)

From the Pierce Flickr page:

Pierce, Park Ridge Fire Department, IL, 37726-1; #Pierce; #Enforcer; #FireTruck; #ParkRidgeFD;

Pierce composite

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