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Peoria Fire Department news

Excerpts from hoiabc.com:

In March, construction will be completed for Peoria’s new Fire Station 4 located at Western and Howet. It’s a project three years in the making, and will honor the River City’s first black fireman. The Edward B. Gaines Fire Station 4 will give the area a huge boost helping an area that badly needs it.

The name change remembers a man who broke barriers. The new building cost around $3 million, split between city and state funds. It will house Truck 4 and Engine 4.

The current Station 4 on Southwest Jefferson is the oldest in the city and the building’s future is unclear.

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As seen around … Schiller Park

From Jimmy Bolf:

Schiller Park fire station photos

Schiller Park Fire Station

Jimmy Bolf photo

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New fire station for Wheeling

Excerpts from the DailyHerald.com:

The construction of a new fire station on McHenry Road is the centerpiece of a five-year, $42.5 million capital improvement plan approved this week by the Wheeling Village Board. The station will replace the one in the municipal complex on Community Boulevard, officially known as station No. 42 and will retain that identifier.

The current station No. 42 occupies two rooms in the police station and is staffed by a three-person engine crew. A full-sized and fully staffed station on McHenry Road should improve coverage in the northwest portion of Wheeling and reduce response times.

Plans to relocate the station were being developed at the same time as the plans for the new station No. 23, which opened this summer on Wheeling Road north of Hintz Road. Both stations will have the same architectural design.

Station No. 24, the third fire station and headquarters at 499 S. Milwaukee Ave. will remain in service.

Construction of the new station is expected to cost $5 million and is scheduled for 2022. The village board unanimously approved the capital plan Monday which covers projects to be undertaken between 2022 and 2026, with more than $15 million in work set for next year. 

The fire station is the costliest project in the plan and will be built on about 2 acres north of Dundee Road, near a village water tower and well house. Once the new station is completed, the current station’s space will be repurposed.

Funding for the station and the other projects will come from village reserves, gasoline taxes, grants, and other sources — but not loans or property tax-rate increases.

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As seen around … Chicago

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a visit to cfd engine 70/59’s quarters 

home to 
engine 70 
engine 59 (not there) 
truck 47 
ambo 13 (not there) 
battalion 9
Chicago FD 9th Battalion decal

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E-ONE fire truck in Chicago

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Chicago FD Battalion 9

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Chicago FD Engine 70

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Chicago fire station

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As seen around … Chicago

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a visit to cfd engine 64 

home to- 
engine 64 (spare d-546)
truck 31 
ambo 27
Chicago fire station

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As seen around … Chicago

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a visit to cfd engine 47 

home to- 
engine 47 (spare d-627) 
truck 30 (spare E-272) 
jump bag 5-6-3 
ambo 55 (not there)
Chicago fire station

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As seen around … Chicago

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a visit to CFD Engine 72 

home to- 
engine 72 
truck 34 (in former truck 24) 
battalion 23 
ambo 22 (not there)
Chicago firehouse

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Gurnee Fire Department news (more)

Photos of Gurnee Fire Station 3

Gurnee Fire Department Station 3

Gurnee Fire Department Station 3

Gurnee Fire Department Station 3

Gurnee Fire Department Station 3

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As seen around … Chicago

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a visit to cfd engine 4’s quarters 

home to- 
engine 4 
tower 10 
battalion 3 (not there) 
dry chem 6-2-4 
jump bag 5-6-1 
Chicago FD Engine 4's house

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Chicago FD Engine 4

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Chicago FD Engine 4 in quarters

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Chicago FD Tower Ladder 10 in quarters

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As seen around … Evanston FD Station 23

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a visit to Evanston fd station 3 

home to- 
engine 23 
truck 23 
ambo 23 
fire investigation unit 331
mabas division 3 boat trailer 
Evanston FD Fire Station 23

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