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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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New fire station for Elk Grove FD (more)

This from Michael Maida:

I had the opportunity to drive by the old and new Elk Grove Village Station 8.  I saw Engine 8 leaving on a 911.
 
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Elk Grove Village FD Engine 8

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New Elk Grove Village Fire Station 8

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old Elk Grove Village Fire Station 8

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This from Larry Shapiro:

I was in Elk Grove Village on Wednesday and stopped by the two new fire stations to grab some photos. The landscaping was just beginning at Station 10, but Station 8 was largely completed in the front. All of the rear bay doors have a second set of screen doors that run on the same track as the solid overhead doors. One can be seen in the photo. This allows a breeze into the station while still securing the station from intruders and debris blown around by the wind.

Elk Grove Village Fire Station 10

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Elk Grove Village Fire Station 8

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Elk Grove Village Fire Station 8

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Elk Grove Village Fire Station 8 training tower

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Tinley Park Fire Department news (more)

New Tinley Park Fire Station 47

New fire station for the Tinley park FD

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New fire station for Elk Grove FD (more)

Excerpts from the DailyHerald.com:

Elk Grove Village firefighters are days away from moving into new firehouses after a year of construction. The stations are two of the most visible aspects of the village’s $140 million, multiyear infrastructure program.

Next Tuesday, the new $8.5 million, 15,000-square-foot Fire Station 10 at 676 Meacham Road will become operational. It replaces the former four-decades-old firehouse on site that  needed a number of upgrades to remain functional. The new building increases the number of bays from three to four.

On Wednesday, a $15 million, 20,000-square-foot fire station and training tower at 700 Fargo Ave. in the village’s east side business park will open. It consolidates and replaces Fire Station 9 at 1655 Greenleaf Ave., a one-engine smaller firehouse that was 48 years old, and Fire Station 8 at 1000 Oakton St., which was 27 years old and had operational deficiencies.

In total, Elk Grove is going from four fire stations to three, including Fire Station 7 on the municipal campus at 101 Biesterfield Road.

While the final construction costs are still being tabulated, both fire stations are coming in slightly under budget. This can be attributed to economies of scale realized by doing both projects at the same time.

Earlier this week, the village board inked a sales contract with Bensenville-based CH Global Holding for the old firehouse on Greenleaf for $407,000. The trucking company plans to use the building as a maintenance garage. Last year, the village sold the Oakton station site which is being developed into a $1 billion Elk Grove Technology Park on an 85-acre parcel that includes the former sprawling Busse farm — and now the nearby firehouse property. That property sale alone was more than able to pay for the new consolidated Station 8 just blocks away. The village also is using funds from a $60 million bond issue, paid back through electric utility tax revenue.

The village will hold ribbon cuttings and public tours at both stations Saturday, May 18. First, at 9 a.m. at Station 10 on Meacham, then at 10:30 p.m. at Station 8 on Fargo. Tours of both facilities will run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. that day.

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Rolling Meadows Fire Department news

Construction photos of the new Rolling Meadows Fire Station 15

Rolling Meadows FD Station 15 under Construction

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Rolling Meadows FD Station 15 under Construction

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Rolling Meadows FD Station 15 under Construction

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South Elgin and Countryside Fire Protection District news (more)

Excerpts from the DailyHerald.com:

A year after voters endorsed the plan, the South Elgin and Countryside Fire Protection District held a groundbreaking ceremony to build two new stations, one to replace the current headquarters. The ceremony took place Monday morning at the site of the future station at 498 South Elgin Blvd. The other station will be built at 1090 Spring St. The 24-square-mile district also has a fire station at 2055 McDonald Road. The new locations will improve response times and provide equal coverage throughout the district.

Groundwork is expected to start within the next couple of weeks at the Spring Street location, followed shortly after by the South Elgin Boulevard location. Both stations are expected to be done in about a year. 

The district plans to sell the station at 150 W. State St., likely to the village. 

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