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Mount Prospect Fire Department news (more)

Excerpts from the DailyHerald.com:

As work on Mount Prospect’s new fire station shifts from design to construction, the cost of building the headquarters at 111 E. Rand Road may be exceeding early estimates. Although a final construction budget isn’t expected until March, initial forecasts are putting the project about $433,000 over budget.

A series of cuts have been suggested that would not affect operations to bring costs back within budget. They include reducing the number of sound control panels in the apparatus bay; reducing the radiant heat in the slabs both inside and outside the building; reducing the amount of ceramic wall tile in the bathrooms; relying on diesel rather than natural gas for its generator; and installing one monument sign, located at the Rand Road entrance, instead of two.

The construction documents are expected to be complete by Feb. 19. Public bids are expected by March 12, with a final budget that month. Construction is slated to start in April and finish by April 2020.

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Elk Grove Village Fire Department news

This from Keith Grzadziel:

I was in Elk Grove Village Monday morning and have a couple current pics. The first is of Station 7 with the new bay doors. The second pic is of Station 10 showing its latest progress with construction. 

Keith 
Elk Grove Village Fire Station 7

Keith Grzadziel photo

Elk Grove Village Fire Station 10

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New fire station at O’Hare Airport

Aerial shots of a new fire station at O’Hare Airport

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thanks Drew

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As seen around … O’Hare Airport

From a reader:

A couple of shots of the new rescue 2 at o'hare 

fire station under construction at O'Hare Airport

fire station under construction at O’Hare Airport

fire station under construction at O'Hare Airport

fire station under construction at O’Hare Airport

fire station under construction at O'Hare Airport

fire station under construction at O’Hare Airport

fire station under construction at O'Hare Airport

fire station under construction at O’Hare Airport

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Downers Grove FD Station 105

This from Chi-Town Fire Photos:

DGFD Station 105

Downers Grove FD Ambulance 105

Chi-Town Fire Photos

Downers Grove FD Engine 105

Chi-Town Fire Photos

Downers Grove FD Station 105

Chi-Town Fire Photos

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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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