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Seen on SAFX suburbanaccents facebook page Des Plaines, Elk Grove Village new battalion 

Elk Grove Village FD Battalion 2

Seen on SAFX suburbanaccents facebook page 

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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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Excerpts from the journal-topics.com:

Close to 50 firefighters battled a house fire for 4-1/2 hours on Oct. 10 in unincorporated Elk Grove Village. Three individuals were hospitalized for observation due to smoke inhalation.

The fire, reported to 911 dispatchers at 5:24 p.m. at a home in the 500 block of Crest Avenue, was extinguished at 10 p.m., but not before it was elevated to a MABAS Box Alarm. 

Neighbors, who called 911, appeared to have saved between one and four occupants of the burning home. It is unclear whether they entered the home or pounded on the door to alert those inside to the fire. 

The split level ranch style home contained working smoke detectors, which were still ringing when firefighters arrived. The fire appeared to have started either in the garage or in a car parked near the garage. Once the garage was engulfed, fire quickly spread to the rest of the single-family home. 

Firefighters from Elk Grove Village, Elk Grove Township, Arlington Heights, Mount Prospect, Palatine, Des Plaines, Rosemont, Rolling Meadows, Schaumburg, Itasca, and Bensenville responded to the fire.

That portion of Crest Avenue is in a small pocket of unincorporated Elk Grove Township, surrounded on all sides by Elk Grove Village.

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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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Rendering of new fire station for Elk Grove Village IL

Excerpts from the Journal-topics.com:

Elk Grove Village is ready to start work on two new fire stations. Demolition of the existing fire station at 676 Meacham Rd. is expected to begin Monday, Feb. 19. A new Fire Station No. 10 will be built at that site. Demolition of a building on recently purchased property at 700 Fargo Ave., a site which will serve as the new firehouse for firefighters from stations at Oakton and Lively and 1655 Greenleaf Ave., is expected in late February.

Both stations are expected to break ground in late March or early April and be completed in summer 2019.   The Fargo station is expected to cost $12 million. The Meacham station is expected to cost $12 million. 

Firefighters from the Meacham station will soon move into temporary trailers on the grounds of the newly renovated west side public works facility on Biesterfield Road. Firefighters at the Oakton and Greenleaf stations will remain at those houses until the new Fargo station is completed.

At the (Jan. 23 village board meeting, trustees awarded a contract for $1,008,500 for a new Pierce aerial ladder quint. The new truck would be stationed at the Fargo firehouse.

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Excerpts from the Journal-Topics.com:

Elk Grove Village Mayor Craig Johnson and leaders of Elk Grove Village Firefighters Union Local 2340, Union President John Lodewyck and Vice President Brian McVeigh, signed a union contract extension at Tuesday’s (Feb. 13) village board meeting, extending the contract for a five-year term running from May 2019 through the end of April 2024.

The contract covers 81 Elk Grove Village firefighters at the rank of lieutenant and below. The contract ties firefighter pay scales to those of the police department. Firefighters earn slightly less, but reflect increases or decreases of police, with fire lieutenants mirroring police sergeants, and firefighters and paramedics mirroring police patrol officers.

Battalion chiefs, the deputy fire chief, and Fire Chief Richard Mikel are exempt from the contract.

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Excerpts from the Journal-topics.com:

Renderings and preliminary floor plans for two new village fire stations, part of the village’s Elk Grove 2025 $110 million infrastructure plan, were on display at the Elk Grove Fire Department Open House Oct. 15.

Artists rendering of a rebuilt Fire Station No. 10 at 676 Meacham Rd.

A new station on property recently purchased at 700 Fargo Ave. would combine two fire stations — the larger station at 1000 Oakton St. and a smaller one-engine station at 1655 Greenleaf Ave. — into one location in the Elk Grove Business Park. Fire Chief Richard Mikel said that new station would be given the designation of Station No. 8 or 9.

The other station at 676 Meacham Rd. would be completely rebuilt on the site of the existing Fire Station No. 10 and would keep that name.

With the final design being completed with technical drawings, bids on the two projects are expected to go out in November or December for the anticipated March groundbreaking. The new stations are expected to be completed in 2019.

Rendering for a new combined Elk Grove Fire Station, either designated 8 or 9 to be built at 700 Fargo Ave.

Elk Grove Village Mayor Craig Johnson was hesitant to provide an estimate for a range in price for the two new fire stations until after bids come back from construction firms, citing volatility in the construction market.

Preliminary plans for both stations show four truck bays, training rooms and a new approach to decontamination for firefighters returning to the station after a fire, reducing the amount of contaminants, including some carcinogens tracked into both the fire stations and returning trucks. Mikel said the idea is to keep used turnout gear on one side of truck bays across from where firefighters live and work until it is cleaned. Mikel said that “dirty” side of the house also includes showers.

Station 10 would have eight bunks, a larger training room and training tower, Mikel said. Station No. 8 or 9 would have 11 bunks and a smaller training room.

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Excerpts from the JournalTopics.com:

Elk Grove Village trustees approved a $45,000 contract with ModSpace of Elgin to provide temporary quarters for firefighters while the Meacham Road fire station undergoes a major renovation.

Although renovations for the firehouse at 676 Meacham are in the design phase, the building could be raised as early as January. Exact costs for the approximate 18-month projects are not yet known, according to Fire Chief Richard Mikel.

The Meacham firehouse sits on the same campus as the public works facility on Biesterfield Road, which is currently being renovated. As soon as that facility is complete, work should begin on the firehouse.

The ModSpace trailer firefighters would live in as temporary quarters, is 24 feet wide, about twice the width of a typical residential trailer. Firetrucks and ambulances would operate out of the adjacent public works facility.

Niles firefighters used the same trailers when they renovated one of their fire stations in late 2016 and early 2017.

The renovation of the Meacham firehouse, consolidation of two other fire stations, renovation of the Biesterfield public works facility and construction of a new west side public works facility are all part of the Elk Grove 2025 Plan, which is investing $106 million into village infrastructure.

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Excerpts from the DailyHerald.com:

Elk Grove Village approved plans this week for a $10 million loan to kick-start work on a new public works building and fire station, which are major parts of a long-term infrastructure overhaul in the community.

Trustees voted unanimously to authorize the village to take out the loan to acquire land and perform architectural and engineering for the projects. The money will also fund remodeling at village hall, road improvements, pedestrian paths and street lighting.

In February, the village unveiled the eight-year, $105 million infrastructure plan. The village plans to also issue about $30 million in bonds, seek grant funding, and tax increases to pay for the improvements.

A resident with a $300,000 house would pay an additional $36 in village property taxes, $53 more in a natural gas tax, and $7.20 more a year in a telecommunication tax.

The new 10,000-square-foot fire station would replace and combine two current stations on Greenleaf Avenue and Oakton Street, respectively. It would be located near the Busse Road corridor. The new public works building would replace the James Petri Public Works Facility at 600 Landmeier Road.

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Excerpts from the DailyHerald.com:

Elk Grove Village Mayor Craig Johnson unveiled the outline of the largest capital works plan in the village’s history.

The plan is estimated to cost $105 million and could start within weeks. It focuses on many fronts, from a new fire station and new public works building to median enhancements and road improvement projects. Johnson said that the village is ready to apply for tens of millions of dollars in grants to cover some of the costs, and he anticipates issuing $30 million in bonds to help with the funding, with the cost to the average taxpayer an additional $96.20 per year. The resident with a $300,000 home would pay an additional $36 in village property taxes, $53 more in a natural gas tax and $7.20 more a year in a telecommunication tax.

The largest aspect of the eight-year plan is the construction of a new fire station and a new public works building. A new 10,000-square-foot fire station would replace and combine two current stations located on Greenleaf Avenue and Oakton Street. It would be located somewhere near the Busse Road corridor. The new public works building would replace the James Petri Public Works Facility at 600 Landmeier Road.

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And this from Scott Peterson:

Sta 10 on Meacham Rd will be torn down and a new Station built on the same site. They will relocate to the west side public works garage when the project starts. No timeline yet but the Sta 10 project is supposed to be started by fall of 2017 latest and maybe sooner.

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