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Division 1 construction updates

We have been following the progress of two new fire stations in Division 1. Mount Prospect Station 14 on Kensington Road opened several months ago but was not complete until recently when the bay doors were installed. Mount Prospect officials had refused to accept the bi-fold doors with windows on at least two occasions due to a substandard paint job. The building opened with solid doors as mentioned HERE and HERE. Today the station was photographed with the proper doors. As a side note, it appears that a reserve ambulance and a reserve engine are housed at this station which will require an update to the site listing.

Mount Prospect Fire Department station 14

Mount Prospect Station 14 at 2000 Kensington Road is now complete with the proper doors installed for the apparatus bays. Larry Shapiro photo

Mount Prospect Fire Station 14

Station 14 opened with the temporary solid bi-fold doors. Larry Shapiro photo

The second fire station that we’ve been keeping tabs on is the new headquarters Station 24 on Milwaukee Avenue in Wheeling. ¬†Running about a month behind schedule, the majority of this project has been completed. The station has company quarters including kitchen, dayroom, bunk room and lockers on the first floor while the headquarters space and training room are on the second floor.

Wheeling Fire Station 24 headquarters

Wheeling's new headquarters station 24 on Milwaukee Avenue shown here is nearing completion. Larry Shapiro photo

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Coal City Station 2

Karl Klotz has provided a photo documenting the progress of the new station 2 for Coal City in Division 15 (Grundy County). An exact address was not available but the station is located at Berta Road and East Spring Street. The station is slated to open late this summer or early in the fall.

Coal City Fire Station 2

Progress on station 2 for Coal City as of June 9, 2010.0 Photo by Karl Klotz

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Construction update – Frankfort Station 4

Frankfort FPD Station 4

A recent photo of Frankfort Sta 4 getting the finishing touches prior to opening. Photo by Karl Klotz.

The Frankfort Fire Protection District is set to open Station 4 very soon. Located at Steger Road and 80th Avenue in Frankfort, the station is the same design as Frankfort Station 5.

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Division 1 construction updates

Work is progressing on the construction of the new fire stations in Wheeling and Mount Prospect as illustrated in the recent photos of both projects.

Wheeling Fire Station 24 construction

Wheeling Fire Station 24 as seen during the last week of March 2010. Photo by Larry Shapiro

Mount Prospect Fire Statin 14 construction

Mount Prospect Station 14 as seen during the last week of March 2010. Photo by Larry Shapiro

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Wheeling station 24 construction update

Wheeling is in the process of building a new headquarters station 24 on Milwaukee Avenue between Dundee Road and Hintz Road. The police department is anticipating expanding into the entire facility at 255 W. Dundee Road that formerly housed the village hall in addition to police and fire. The village offices moved out earlier this year into a new facility. It is unclear when the fire department will be able to totally vacate the space though due to longer anticipated response times to the north west portion of their district.  A projected third station to cover that area has not yet been settled on.

Artist rendering of Wheeling''s new headquarters station 24

Artist rendering of Wheeling''s new headquarters station 24

Wheeling headquarters station under construction on Milwaukee Avenue - 11-1-09

Wheeling headquarters station under construction on Milwaukee Avenue - 11-1-09

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