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Streamwood Fire Department news

Excerpts from the DailyHerald.com:

Streamwood officials may soon undertake a plan to replace the village’s 47-year-old Fire Station 1 and similarly outdated public works headquarters with new facilities by spring 2021. The need to replace these buildings was identified by a comprehensive study of all the village’s infrastructure a few years ago. Both projects are planned to be done simultaneously and funded by an estimated $20 million bond issue, which the village board might authorize near the end of the year. Because the village will pay off its existing debt this fall from the police station that opened in 2007, the net impact on taxpayers from the new bonds is expected to be nothing.

The new bonds are expected to be paid off in 20 years.

The current Fire Station 1 at 1204 S. Park Ave. is planned to be demolished and replaced by the new, larger building on the same site. It will also become the new location for the fire department’s administrative offices currently housed at Station 3.

All three fire stations have inadequate space for storage and the decontamination of equipment, but additional space is expected to be made at the other two stations that opened in 1992 and 2002 by relocating some of their operations to the new station.

Like many newer fire stations, Streamwood’s proposed facility is designed with individual bedrooms and bathrooms, which in part help adapt to the changing percentages of male and female firefighters.

The short-term impact of housing personnel and equipment in two stations instead of three is expected to be challenging but manageable. Another unavoidable impact will be to the response times in the area primarily served by Station 1, but Streamwood’s other stations will be closer to that area than the next nearest fire station in Bartlett.

drawing of new stream wood fire station

A rendering of the new Fire Station 1 Streamwood officials hope to open in 2021 to replace the current 47-year-old facility at 1204 S. Park Ave.

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Huntley Fire Protection District news (more)

From the Huntley Fire Protection District Facebook page:

Construction update Station 5: With the forecasted rain yesterday, construction crews worked Saturday to get the walls in place. Station 5 is located at Hennig Rd and Jim Dahmer Dr. Projected finish date is early spring.

Huntley FPD Station 5

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fire station under construction

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fire station under construction

Huntley FPD photofire station under construction

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Chicago Fire Department at O’Hare history

This from Drew Smith for #TBT:

It’s years old but I’ve never seen it before.

 

Air Rescue Fire Station No. 2

Client: Care Plus O’Hare
Architect: Ghafari Associates
Location: O’Hare Airport Chicago, IL
Year: 2009
O’Hare’s ARFF Station No. 2 is designed to maximize user performance by means of optimized spatial organization. Composed as a series of zones, the spaces are strategically layered in modes of extracurricular activity, sleeping-quarters, and rescue dispatch. These defined zones respond to one another by shifting to create privacy, sound barriers, and daylight opportunities.
O'Hare Airport Fire Rescue Station #2
 
O'Hare Airport Fire Rescue Station #2
 
O'Hare Airport Fire Rescue Station #2
 
O'Hare Airport Fire Rescue Station #2
 
O'Hare Airport Fire Rescue Station #2
 
O'Hare Airport Fire Rescue Station #2

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Huntley Fire Protection District news (more)

artist rendering of new Huntley FPD fire station

Artist rendering of new Huntley FPD fire station

Excerpts from the DailyHerald.com:

Work could begin soon on the Huntley Fire Protection District’s new headquarters and two fire stations. The Huntley village board recently approved site plans for both projects — estimated to cost $13 million.

Construction is set to begin any day on the new 10,239-square-foot fire station on 2.23 acres at the southeast corner of Jim Dhamer Drive and Hennig Road. This will be the fire district’s fifth fire station. The project bid came in about $3 million, nearly $400,000 below the original estimate. Construction will take roughly seven months, with the station operational by February.

District officials are awaiting permits and construction bids on the second project, involving a 12,145-square-foot building addition and site renovations to the property at 11118 Main St., which serves as district administrative offices and maintenance facility.

With the addition and renovations, the 35,690-square-foot building will become the district’s new headquarters and Station 1 and also house a renovated maintenance facility. The addition will bring all administrative offices under one roof, and include firefighter living quarters, training facilities, a fitness facility, and garage parking. Roughly 15 employees will work there during daytime hours. The district’s current Station 1/headquarters at 11808 Coral St., will be vacated and sold upon completion of work on the Main Street property.

The Main Street site plan includes reconstruction of the parking lot on the north and west sides, providing 69 parking spaces — an increase of 34 spaces — and required stormwater detention at the north end of the site and enhancements to the village-owned detention basin north of the Donald Drive/Main Street intersection.

Bids on the new headquarters are expected back next week. Work will be done in phases and will take roughly 12 months to be completed.

thanks Ron

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Mount Prospect Fire Department news (more)

Excerpts from the journal-topics.com:

Mount Prospect residents can expect smooth sailing over the course of the next few months as construction continues on the two new headquarters for the police and fire departments.

The Mount Prospect Fire Department headquarters building, 111 E. Rand Road, is still in its early construction stages, but is already slightly under budget. Fire Chief Brian Lambel said that some of the original walls in the building were suspected to have had asbestos however the walls were tested and came back negative, which brought costs down slightly. Currently, the inside of the building has been torn out and steel studs are in place. The steel framing inside has been painted and the roof is complete.

The the fire department broke ground on April 4 and the station is on track to be completed and open by April 2020.

There is a feature on the village’s website for people to watch the progress of both of the buildings. Cameras surveying the site capture still photos every 15 minutes.

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New fire station at O’Hare Airport (more)

From CFD Media on Twitter:

Fire Commissioner Ford & Aviation Commissioner Rhee cut the ribbon on the new Rescue Station #2 at O’Hare International Airport.

O'Hare Airport Fire Station Rescue 2

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O'Hare Airport Fire Station Rescue 2

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O'Hare Airport Fire Station Rescue 2

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CFD ARFF units at O'Hare

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Bunk room in new airport fire station at O'Hare

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Locker room in new airport fire station at O'Hare

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Gear storage in new airport fire station at O'Hare Airport

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Elk Grove Village Fire Department news

Excerpts from the journal-topics.com:

Elk Grove Village officials are expected to close on a $407,000 real estate contract later this month to sell the former Fire Station No. 9 on Greenleaf Avenue to a warehousing, light assembly, and shipping company,  CH Global Holdings LLC of Bensenville, doing business as TI Express. The company is consolidating its operations in Mount Prospect and Bensenville, moving them to the site of the former Elk Grove Village fire station at 1655 Greenleaf Ave.

Village officials recently cut the ribbon on two new fire stations, one of which combines the operations of fire stations No. 9 and No. 8 into one location at 700 Fargo.

In May, village trustees adopted a Cook County 6B property tax incentive recommendation to TI Express. Documents say the company will bring its 12 employees to the new location, and another 20 to 25 employees are expected to be hired within the next three years. The project should also generate 10 to 20 construction jobs.

A Cook County 6B property tax incentive lowers property tax rates for 12 years. In the first 10 years, rates are dropped from 25 percent to 10 percent, in year 11 that rises to 15 percent, then 20 percent in year 12 before returning to 25 percent in year 13. Typically, a 6B requires the building be vacant for at least 24 months before being granted a 6B, however, there is an exception for substantial renovation, which TI Express said it would make in the building. 

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New fire station at O’Hare Airport (more)

Found at FHPaschen Linkedin:

 

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Westmont FD news

This from Chi-Town Fire Photos:

Here is a shot of Station 182 @ 502 N Cass with the new red doors, and a shot of a new buggy. Its a 2019 Chevy Tahoe for the on duty battalion chief at Station 182.

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Westmont FD Battalion 182 – 2019 Chevy Tahoe. Chi-Town Fire photos

Westmont FD Station 182

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Huntley Fire Protection District news (more)

Excerpts from the NWherald.com:

Neither project required a referendum to move forward. Huntley Fire Chief Scott Ravagnie said about $14 million has been saved in the past eight years for various expansion projects to compensate for projected growth.

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