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A visit to Chicago Engine 16

This from Dylan Konchan:

I got a picture of Engine 16’s new quarters at S Wabash Ave & E Pershing Rd.

 

Chicago FD Engine 16's house

Dylan Konchan photo

 

Chicago FD Engine 16's house

Front of the apparatus bays at Engine 16’s house. Dylan Konchan photo

 

Chicago FD Engine 16's house

Rear of the apparatus bays at Engine 16’s house. Dylan Konchan photo

 

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Crystal Lake Fire Station 3

This from Tyler Tobolt:

Crystal Lake Fire Station #3 with new addition added to it. Station 3 is located at 844 Virginia Street

 

Crystal Lake Fire Station 3

photo by Tyler Tobolt

Crystal Lake Fire Station 3

photo by Tyler Tobolt

A previous post shows Crystal lake Fire Station 1.

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East Dundee gets voter approval for new station – part 2

Tyler Tobolt submitted images depicting more about the proposed new fire station for the East Dundee FPD:

new fire station project for the East Dundee Fire Protection District

new fire station project for the East Dundee Fire Protection District

new fire station project for the East Dundee Fire Protection District

new fire station project for the East Dundee Fire Protection District

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CFD Engine 16’s new house

Dennis McGuire, Jr. submitted several images of Engine 16’s new house.

Chicago Engine 16's new fire house

Engine 16’s new house. Dennis McGuire, Jr. photo

Chicago Engine 16's new fire house

The front ramp. Dennis McGuire, Jr. photo

Chicago Engine 16's new fire house

The back bay area. Dennis McGuire, Jr. photo

Chicago Engine 16's new fire house

Field Division South entrance. Dennis McGuire, Jr. photo

Chicago Engine 16's new fire house

View looking north. Dennis McGuire, Jr. photo

Chicago Engine 16's new fire house

The western wall. Dennis McGuire, Jr. photo

Chicago Engine 16's new fire house

Hose tower with CFD scramble. Dennis McGuire, Jr. photo

Chicago Engine 16's new fire house

View from State Street looking northeast. Dennis McGuire, Jr. photo

While there, Dennis found something else:

 I took this photo yesterday while at Engine 16’s new house. The building was never a firehouse, but the guy who owns it made it look like one. Supposedly he also owns a fire engine.
Chicago Fire Station not a fire station

Dennis McGuire, Jr. photo

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CFD Engine 16’s new house

This from Josh Boyajian:

Today I was driving around on the south side, I stopped by Engine 16’s new house at #59 E. Pershing Road. I also stopped by fleet on 43rd to see the new buggys. Here are some pictures I took.

Thanks, Josh

Chicago Fire Department Engine 16's house

Josh Boyajian photo

Chicago Fire Department Engine 16's new house

Josh Boyajian photo

new units for Chicago Fire Department Battalion Chiefs

Josh Boyajian photo

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Grayslake to dedicate new Station #3

The upcoming Grayslake Fire Protection District Station #3 Dedication/Open House is scheduled for June 24th.

Grayslake FPD opens new station

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Pingree Grove FPD looking at new station

The Daily Herald has an article about the Pinegre Grove FPD in MABAS Division 2, is working towards building a new fire station:

The Pingree Grove and Countryside Fire Protection District is moving forward with plans to build a new fire station for its 50-square-mile coverage area.

The new station would be on 3.1 acres west of Reinking Road just north of Route 72 in the Cambridge Lakes North subdivision, Fire Chief Mitchell Crocetti said. The village board approved a resolution this week to donate just less than 1.5 acres to the fire district, which will purchase the rest from the Cambridge Lakes developer.

The fire district has about $2.7 million set aside for the $3 million project, and will budget another $500,000 next year, Crocetti said. Its annual budget is $2.5 million. Crocetti said he hopes to break ground in March and occupy the new station in the fall or 2013.

The district covers Pingree Grove plus 23 unincorporated subdivisions like Udina, Plato Center and Starks; it employees seven full-time firefighters, including the chief, and more than 40 on-call firefighters, Crocetti said.

The new station will have living quarters — now located in a trailer — and space for up to six vehicles with entrances on both sides, Crocetti said. There will be also plenty of room to expand. “We’re building it not just for today, we’re building for 30 years from now,” he said.

The district plans to sell its downtown fire station when the move is complete. Past village board members discussed buying the building as part of its long-range Heritage District master plan, but the current village board hasn’t tackled the topic, Village President Greg Marston said. “At this moment I can’t envision purchasing the property, but that is an opinion without information,” he said.

The entire article can be found HERE.

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Grayslake FPD opens Station3

The Daily Herald has an article about the opening of Grayslake Fire Protection District Station 3.

Grayslake Fire Protection District has opened a new station designed to improve response times to the Saddlebrook Farms development in Round Lake Park and nearby areas.

Built at Peterson Road and Route 60, the district’s third firehouse debuted at 7 a.m. Monday. It’ll be staffed 24 hours a day with three firefighter/paramedics.

Funding for the third station was approved in a 2008 tax-increase referendum. An owner of a $200,000 market value home was projected to pay an extra $100 annually to the fire district.

About $2.2 million was budgeted for the 10,000-square-foot firehouse in unincorporated Lake County. It’s a single-story structure with equipment and truck areas, firefighter dormitory rooms and offices.

The fire district doesn’t include only the namesake village. Third Lake, Round Lake Park, Round Lake Beach and unincorporated Lake County areas of Wildwood, Gages Lake, Highland Lake and Fremont Township also are within its boundaries.

The complete article can be found HERE.

thanks Chris

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Joliet Fire Station 3

Hank Sajovic submitted an image of Joliet’s new Station 3.

Joliet Fire Department Station 3

Joliet Station 3 at 450 Laraway Road. Hank Sajovic photo

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Joliet Opens New Station 3

Tom Clifton informed us of the following:

The new Joliet station 3 off Laraway Rd. on the Chicagoland Speedway property is in service. The Captain of Comapny 3 officially put the old station out of service at approx 07:15 this morning as they made their move.

A previous post HERE shows a drawing of the new station.

The Herald News has an article HERE which includes:

Fire Chief Joe Formhals and Mayor Tom Giarrante uncoupled [a hose] Monday afternoon at a ceremony to dedicate Fire Station 3.

On Wednedsay morning the new facility, which is on the Chicagoland Speedway property off Laraway Road, will replace the 40-year-old station at 319 Grover St.

FEMA sponsored approximately $1.2 million and Centerpoint Properties, which will be serviced by Station 3, donated $100,000 for construction on the land donated by the racetrack.

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