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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

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New Elk Grove Village Fire Station 8

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old Elk Grove Village Fire Station 8

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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

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Elk Grove Village Fire Station 8

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Elk Grove Village Fire Station 8

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Elk Grove Village Fire Station 8 training tower

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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.

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New fire station for Elk Grove FD (more)

updated photos of the New fire station for Elk Grove FD

new fire station for the Elk Grove Village FD

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new fire station for the Elk Grove Village FD

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New fire station for Elk Grove FD (more)

updated photos of the new Elk Grove fire station 10

Elk Grove Village FD Station 10 under construction

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new fire station for Elk Grove Village

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New fire station for Elk Grove FD

From a reader:

Drove past Elk Grove Village Station 10 today and here’s the construction progress.

Elk Grove Village Fire Station 10

Elk Grove Village Fire Station 10

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New engine for Streamwood (more)

Production photos of the new engine being built for Streamwood by Seagrave

Seagrave fire engine being built

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Seagrave fire engine being built

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Seagrave fire engine being built

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Seagrave fire engine being built

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Seagrave fire engine being built

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Seagrave fire engine being built

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New engine for Streamwood (more)

Production photos of the new engine being built for Streamwood by Seagrave

Here are some Seagrave factory progress photos.

fire engine being built

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fire engine being built

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fire engine being built

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fire engine being built

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fire engine being built

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fire engine being built

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New fire station in Aurora (more)

This from Dave Weaver:

2/23/18 AURORA – Aurora FD Station 7 Grand Opening Open House 824 Kenilworth Pl. – Video by Dave Weaver

 

Excerpts From the City of Aurora:

The Aurora Fire Department hosted a two-day Grand Opening Celebration for its newest fire station.
 
A Ribbon Cutting Ceremony was held on Friday, February 23 at 10:30 a.m. for Fire Station 7, located at 824 Kenilworth Place. 
 
Replacing the former station that was built in 1957, the new Fire Station 7 is a state-of-the-art 1 0,325 sq. ft. facility. The Aurora Fire Department has put into service its seventh Advance Life Support paramedic unit at the new location – a first for the area.
 
The 3-bay station has such auxiliary spaces as a watch room, conference room, storage rooms, workshop and fitness area. The living areas include officers’ quarters, bunk rooms, kitchen area, dining area and day room area.
 

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New fire station in Aurora (more)

Excerpts from the DailyHerald.com:

Aurora firefighters will hold a two-day celebration starting Friday to mark the opening of the city’s new $4 million station. The city broke ground last year on the facility just west of the existing 1950s-era station in a neighborhood across from Abraham Lincoln Park. Firefighters made the move and began handling calls from Station No. 7 on Monday.

Space constraints were a major shortcoming of the 60-year-old station that wasn’t designed for modern fire apparatus. The building had room to house just one fire engine. Privacy also was an issue with one community-use bathroom and a 10-bed dormitory without any dividing walls.

By contrast, the new station has four individual bathrooms, living quarters arranged in cubicles, a workshop and a fitness area. A company officer, two paramedics, and two firefighters staff the roughly 10,500-square-foot station in 24-hour shifts.

Last summer, the city approved adding an ambulance to the station. But until the three-bay station opened, Medic 7 was running out of the central station downtown to cover the neighborhood on the city’s West Side. The city’s seventh advanced life-support ambulance has responded to more than 1,200 calls since it was put into service last July.

Firefighters will continue moving equipment into the new station over the next several days. Officials will gather for a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 10:30 a.m. Friday at 824 Kenilworth Place. They also will give tours of the building until 1 p.m. Guests are encouraged to RSVP by calling (630) 256-4008 or emailing fire@aurora-il.org.

Then on Saturday, the department will host a public open house from 1 to 4 p.m.

The building was designed with natural tones and materials that tie into the station’s surroundings in the neighborhood east of Aurora University.

The city plans to open bids for the demolition of the old station at the end of the month. The site of the existing building will become the parking lot for the new station. Officials hope to tear down the shuttered station before asphalt plants open at the start of April.

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New fire station in Aurora (more)

From the Aurora FD Facebook page:

Station 7 is coming along. Mayor Irvin and Alderman Juany Garza and Wegman Construction Company hold a picture of what the new station will look like upon completion.

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fire station being built

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fire station being built

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