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Elk Grove Village Fire Department news (more)

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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Elk Grove Village Fire Department news (more)

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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Elk Grove Village Fire Department news (more)

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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Elk Grove Village Fire Department news

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.

thanks Scott

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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As seen around … Elk Grove Village

This from Tyler Tobolt:

I stopped by the Elk Grove Village fire open house Sunday and got some shots of the new Quint 7 and Squad 7.

-Thanks Tyler Tobolt

Elk Grove Village FD open house

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Elk Grove Village FD open house

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Elk Grove Village FD open house

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Elk Grove Village FD open house

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New squad for Elk Grove Village

This from Scott Peterson:

Elk Grove village new Squad 7 – 2015 HME/Aherns Fox EVO on a Ford 550 Turbo diesel chassis (purchased as a stock unit). Hale 1,500-fpm pump, 400 gallons of water, and 17 gallons class B foam

In-service next week

Scott Peterson

HME EVO mini pumper

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HME EVO mini pumper

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HME EVO mini pumper

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New tower ladder for Elk Grove Village

This from Scott Peterson:

This is the new tower ladder for Elk Grove Village. It is scheduled to go in-service the 2nd week of September. Tower 7 in Steve’s pictures from the Elk Grove Township extra alarm is actually the reserve truck. We had been running a 75’ straight stick quint ( a Pierce Quantum, Truck 7), 2000-gpm/500 gallons & 30 of foam. That is sold and being stripped this week to prepare for the changeover to the new Quint 7.

The new tower specs are:

100′ Pierce Velocity, 2000gpm/300 gallons (This was a stock Pierce tower)

Tower 7, the 100′ Dash 2000 will go back to reserve once this is placed in service.

Scott Peterson

Pierce Velocity tower ladder

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Pierce Velocity tower ladder

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Pierce Velocity tower ladder

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fire truck platform

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chevron striping on fire truck

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Elk Grove Township FPD Box Alarm, 8-24-15 (more)

More images from the Box Alarm at 2847 Old Higgins Road 8/24/15

Here’s the audio:

firefighters at fire scene

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tower ladder working at fire scene

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tower ladder working at fire scene

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tower ladder working at fire scene

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fire chief at fire scene

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firefighters at fire scene

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tower ladder working at fire scene

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fire trucks at night fire scene

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tower ladder at night fire scene

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night fire scene with fire trucks

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night fire scene with fire trucks

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night fire scene with fire trucks

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night fire scene with fire trucks

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night fire scene with fire trucks

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night fire scene with fire trucks

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Elk Grove FD Engine 7

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Wood Dale FD fire engine

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Mt Prospect FD hose wagon

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Elk Grove Township FPD Box Alarm, 8-24-15 (more)

Images from Scott Peterson & Larry Shapiro of the Elk Grove Township Box Alarm 8/24/15

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night fire scene photo

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night fire scene photo

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night fire scene photo

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night fire scene photo

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night fire scene photo

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Pierce Quantum fire engine flowing at night fire scene

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Pierce tower ladder flowing at night fire scene

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firemen with big hose line at night fire scene

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Spartan fire engine flowing at night fire scene

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Pierce Quantum fire engine flowing at night fire scene

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Pierce Quantum fire engine flowing at night fire scene

Larry Shapiro photo

more photos are at shapirophotography.net

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Elk Grove buys new tower ladder (more)

Here’s a photo of the Pierce tower ladder that was purchased by the Elk Grove Village Fire Department

Pierce Velocity tower ladder

The Elk Grove Village Fire Department purchased this Pierce Velocity tower ladder that was a stock unit.

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