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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 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.
 
Mike Maida
Elk Grove Village FD Engine 8

Michael Maida photo

New Elk Grove Village Fire Station 8

Michael Maida photo

old Elk Grove Village Fire Station 8

Michael Maida photo

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

Larry Shapiro photo

Elk Grove Village Fire Station 8

Larry Shapiro photo

Elk Grove Village Fire Station 8

Larry Shapiro photo

Elk Grove Village Fire Station 8 training tower

Larry Shapiro photo

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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.

thanks Scott

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Elk Grove Village Fire Department news

Excerpts from the DailyHerald.com:

Former Elk Grove Village Fire Chief Charles “Chuck” Henrici has died at age 83. He served in the fire department for 21 years, including eight as fire chief from 1980 to 1988. After retiring, he served on the village’s plan commission for 27 years.

Henrici started his career in 1958 as a member of the Skokie Fire Department. He joined the Elk Grove Fire Department in 1967 because, as he said, “it was a new and growing department with more challenges and opportunity.”

After retiring from the village’s department in 1988, Henrici served as chief of the River Forest Fire Department until 2002.

As a member of the village’s plan commission, he helped shaped the community through work on several developments, including the growth of Alexian Brothers Medical Center, Walmart, Home Depot, and the redevelopment of the former Grove Mall into the Town Center.

Visitation will take place from 3 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Grove Memorial Chapel, 199 S. Arlington Heights Road in Elk Grove Village. Closing prayers at Grove will be at 10 a.m. Monday. Funeral services then will take place at the Lutheran Church of the Holy Spirit, 150 Lions Drive, Elk Grove Village.

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New buggy for Elk Grove Village Battalion 2

Elk Grove Village FD Battalion 2

Richard Mikel photo

Elk Grove Village FD Battalion 2

Richard Mikel photo

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New quint for Elk Grove Village

From the Pierce Flickr page:

Pierce Village of Elk Grove, IL 32487

Elk Grove Village FD Quint 7

Pierce composite

thanks Daniel, Ron, and Tom

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As seen around … the web

This from Hunter Klinger:

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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Elk Grove Village Fire Department news

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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Elk Grove Village Fire Department news

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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