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New fire station for Elk Grove FD (more)

updated photos of the new Elk Grove fire station 10

Elk Grove Village FD Station 10 under construction

Scott Peterson photo

new fire station for Elk Grove Village

Scott Peterson photo

thanks Scott 

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Barrington Countryside Fire Protection District news

Excerpts from the dailyherald.com:

Barrington Countryside Fire Protection District officials attended a special meeting at Barrington Middle School-Prairie Campus to address concerns with the proposal for a fire station at 36 E. Dundee Road.

Barrington Area Unit District 220 officials say their concerns about the planned third station include noise disrupting learning and traffic. Elected officials will decide whether to file an objection to the plan with the Cook County zoning board of appeals. District 220 can file a formal objection regarding the fire station proposal with the Cook County zoning board of appeals starting Sept. 26. The advisory panel, which will forward a recommendation to the Cook County Board for final consideration, has scheduled a hearing on the matter for Oct. 3.

Plans call for the fire district to use the foundation of a house it bought for $500,000 in 2016 for a station handling only ambulance calls to improve response times to parts of Inverness and the overall southern coverage area. The site is between the middle school and the Barrington Early Learning Center.

$900,000 to $1.1 million would be spent to build the new station. The fire district will seek a recommendation for approval of a special-use permit and variances to build on the residential land from the county’s zoning board of appeals. Construction on the proposed new station would start in spring 2019.

The fire district wants to reduce response times from about 10 minutes to 6 minutes for Inverness and nearby areas in unincorporated Cook County. 

thanks Ron

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As seen around … Chicago

This from Steve Redick:

Here are still images and link to the video for the drone shoot at old Truck 51  “Castle in the Ghetto.” This is/was in my opinion the most beautiful house in the entire CFD
Steve
 
Former Chicago firehouse of truck 51 Castle in the Ghetto

Steve Redick photo

Former Chicago firehouse of truck 51 Castle in the Ghetto

Steve Redick photo

Former Chicago firehouse of truck 51 Castle in the Ghetto

Steve Redick photo

Former Chicago firehouse of truck 51 Castle in the Ghetto

Steve Redick photo

Former Chicago firehouse of truck 51 Castle in the Ghetto

Steve Redick photo

Former Chicago firehouse of truck 51 Castle in the Ghetto

Steve Redick photo

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As seen around … Chicago

This fro Steve Redick:

One of the nicest classic CFD houses is old Engine 80 in the Pullman area at 108th and Cottage Grove. The house is in desperate need of repair and I fear is in really rough shape on the inside. From the pictures it looks like some kind of preservation work was done on the roof. I used the drone to try and get some interesting views.  The watch tower is a one-of-a-kind structure and I would love to know if it’s still safe to ascend … hard to tell from the outside. Here are some stills from an aerial perspective.

abandoned Chicago firehouse formerly home to Engine 80

Steve Redick photo

abandoned Chicago firehouse formerly home to Engine 80

Steve Redick photo

abandoned Chicago firehouse formerly home to Engine 80

Steve Redick photo

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Elk Grove Village Fire Department news

This from Scott Peterson:

Elk Grove Village Station 7 with new doors that were finished this week

Elk Grove Village Fire Station 7 with new doors

Elk Grove Village Fire Station 7 with new doors. Scott Peterson photo

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As seen around … Oak Park

This from Dan McInerney:

New doors at Oak Park Station #1

Oak Park FD Station #1

Dan McInerney photo

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Former Chicago firehouse for sale

Engine 88’s old firehouse for sale 

3500 W 60th St
Chicago, IL 60629

5 beds 3 baths 3,046 sqft

This unique two story firehouse turned home is thoughtfully designed for what today’s larger family needs. The first floor welcomes you into a living room, dining room, and kitchen. A long staircase leads to the second floor which features four bedrooms plus one ensuite, a second living area, and a two shower, two stall bathroom. An attached garage and oversized driveway complements this wonderfully designed home. Steps away from nearby schools, grocery stores, and public transportation. Look no further as this home has everything you need!

renovated former Chicago firehouse fore sale

renovated former Chicago firehouse fore sale renovated former Chicago firehouse fore sale renovated former Chicago firehouse fore sale

thanks Dennis

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Chicago Fire Department news

fire station proposed within new high-rise

Proposed new fire station for CFD Engine 42. Goettsch Partners

Excerpts from chicagocurbed.com:

Developer Friedman Properties has released new details regarding its earlier announced planto replace Engine Co. 42’s firehouse at the southwest corner of Illinois and Dearborn streets with a new station topped by a glassy 29-story office building. If approved, the project would represent the first public-private partnership of its kind in the city of Chicago.

The fully modernized firehouse is proposed for the site of a small parking lot to the immediate west of the existing public safety facility. The three-story station would include three apparatus bays on the main level with living quarters and new office space for the city’s Fire Prevention Bureau above.

Once the new station is up and running, the outdated building will be demolished and replaced by a 455-foot office building. Designed to seamlessly wrap-around the firehouse, the proposed glass and aluminum-clad tower at 444 N. Dearborn Street will feature a multi-story lobby with retail space and a tenant amenity mezzanine. Fifty below-grade parking spots will be reserved exclusively for office and fire department use.

The developer will pay nearly $11 million into Chicago’s Neighborhood Opportunity Fund in exchange for density bonuses. The site’s existing underlying zoning (DX-7 Downtown Mixed-Use District) will remain unchanged.

 

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New fire station for Elk Grove FD

From a reader:

Drove past Elk Grove Village Station 10 today and here’s the construction progress.

Elk Grove Village Fire Station 10

Elk Grove Village Fire Station 10

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As seen around … Westmont

From Chi-Town Fire Photos

Westmont Fire Station 183

Westmont Fire Station 183. Chi-Town Fire Photos

Westmont FDBattalion Chief

Westmont Battalion Chief. Chi-Town Fire Photos

Westmont FD Ambulance 183

Westmont Ambulance 183. Chi-Town Fire Photos

Westmont FD Engine 183

Westmont Engine 183. Chi-Town Fire Photos

Westmont FD Ladder 183

Westmont Ladder 183. Chi-Town Fire Photos

Westmont FD Squad 183

Westmont Squad 183. Chi-Town Fire Photos

Westmont FD Ambulance 184

Westmont Ambulance 184. Chi-Town Fire Photos

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