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Rolling Meadows Fire Department news

Excerpts from the Journal-Topics.com:

The Rolling Meadows City Council agreed to sell a 2016 Ford rescue squad valued at $120,000 and a 1994 International/Hackney Hazmat squad valued at $10,000. Both vehicles will be replaced by a new squad that can handle hazmat, technical rescue, swift water, and investigations.

The reduction will also allow space in the firehouse for a Mutual Aid Box Alarm System squad that the city will be able to use. That vehicle has an air compressor and bottle storage needed for fires and specialty incidents, features the city currently does not have. Rolling Meadows will get use of the vehicle in exchange for routine maintenance on it.

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New use for old firehouse

Excerpts from the DailyHerald.com:

Once the location for fire trucks and ambulances — and maybe even firehouse chili — the shuttered downtown Rolling Meadows fire station could be converted into a food hall that developers hope could become a destination in the Northwest suburbs.

Coaction Corp. has proposed purchasing the 64-year-old former Station 15 at 3111 Meadow Drive from the city and turning it into The Firehall, an eatery with six booths that would be leased to independent vendors and restaurants, including local craft beer brewer Leaky Keg. Other tenants could include a Thai restaurant, a charcuterie booth, a cocktail bar and a bakery/coffee shop.

Coaction has submitted preliminary floor and site plans to city hall, and on Tuesday night, the company publicly unveiled the concept during a city council committee-of-the-whole meeting.

Under the preliminary plans, restaurants would rent booth spaces ranging in size from 100 to 500 square feet on the ground floor. Tables and chairs would be throughout the hall, along with picnic tables with umbrellas for dining outside the three firehouse garage doors.

A proposed phase two calls for the opening of a cocktail bar on the second floor owned and operated by Coaction called Hosed, which would serve mixed drinks, wine and liquor; and the relocation of Leaky Keg and doubling of the dining space.

The two-story, 5,400-square-foot brick building has been on the market for nearly two years. It was decommissioned in December 2019 when the new $5.8 million, 11,925-square-foot Station 15 opened along Algonquin Road.

The online real estate ad, which lists the property for sale at $549,000, makes reference to the city’s 2019 comprehensive plan that recommends a commercial adaptive reuse of the old firehouse with a possible restaurant. In fact, the planning document includes one such example of a former firehouse-turned-brew pub: The Firehouse Grill, which is inside a restored early 1900s firehouse in Evanston.

The owners would also offer vendors a centralized catering manager as a way to gain additional revenue.

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Rolling Meadows rescue for sale (more)

From Firetruckmall.com:

2017 Ford F-550 Commercial 4×4 Rescue– Sold and Delivered  
Sold to Seminole County Fire Rescue – GA

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Rolling Meadows rescue for sale

Found at firetruckmall.com:

  • This fire truck is a very new piece of apparatus, and rare on the used fire truck market today. Feel free to touch base with us to get the full history on this rig, and we will be glad to pass it along, but with minimal time passed since it was produced, this vehicle will have many years remaining to serve at its next fire department!
  • This fire truck has been well taken care of, and has very little use during its life. With very few miles, it should serve your fire department for years to come!
  • 2017
  • Maintainer Custom Bodies
  • Body is 12″ Long and 80″ Tall
  • F-550 4×4 Ford Chassis
  • 4 – Door Commercial
  • Length: 25′
  • Truck Height: 8′ 3″
  • Wheelbase: 192″
  • GVWR: 19,500
  • Seating for 5;
  • Mileage: 6,886
  • Engine Hours: 589
  • Ford 6.7L 330 HP diesel engine
  • Ford automatic transmission
Ford MCB fire truck for sale

Rolling Meadows FD 2017 Ford F550 4-dr – Maintainer Custom Bodies rescue truck for sale

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Box alarm fire in Rolling Meadows, 12-29-20

Excerpts from wgntv.com:

A resident and a firefighter were injured in a Rolling Meadows condominium fire at approximately 1:30 a.m. Tuesday that displaced 18 families at a large condominium complex at 2412 West Algonquin Road. Both were treated at Northwest Community Hospital, and are in stable condition.

Firefighters moved quickly to contain the blaze in the 18-unit building, which proved to be more difficult while evacuating the condos to make sure no one was trapped inside. Officials said the fire started in a second floor apartment and spread to other units.

A GoFundMe page has been set up for the 18 families displaced by the fire.

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Rolling Meadows Fire Department news (more)

This from Tyler Tobolt:

New Rolling Meadows Station 16

new Rolling Meadows fire station

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Rolling Meadows Fire Department news (more)

Rolling Meadows FD Station 15

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Excerpts from the journal-topics.com:

Rolling Meadows firefighters on Tuesday spent their last day at Fire Station 15 on Meadow Drive before moving into their new station at 3201 Algonquin Rd. Wednesday (Dec. 18).

“This station was built in the early to mid ‘50s and has served the community since then, about 65 years,” said a Facebook post from the Rolling Meadows Fire Dept. “Tens of thousands of emergency calls have had equipment respond from this firehouse. We wish her well, but can’t be certain of her future.”

The city council approved plans to build two new fire stations for $13 million last September after years of discussion. In addition to the $5.8 million Fire Station 15, Fire Station 16 is expected to be relocated from Plum Grove Road to a new building on Hicks Road.

According to Fire Chief Terry Valentino, moving to the new locations will allow firefighters to reach residents anywhere in the city within four to six minutes. He said service was not expected to be interrupted due to the move, and that Palatine and Schaumburg fire departments agreed to cover any calls during the switch.

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Rolling Meadows Fire Department news

Excerpts from the dailyherald.com:

Participants at the “Firefighter for a Day” training program were all medical professionals, including physical therapists and orthopedic surgeons, who spent a day walking in the shoes of their patients. Wearing complete firefighting gear, they crawled through simulations of burning buildings, advanced hose lines into a heated fire environment, and learned how to transport a victim from a second-floor fire.

Working alongside of them were firefighters from Hanover Park, Morton Grove, Mount Prospect, Northbrook, Des Plaines, and Rolling Meadows. The daylong session took place at the Northeastern Illinois Public Safety Training Academy in Glenview and was organized by the Rolling Meadows Fire Department.

Fire department are working with a new provider network committed to caring for first responders emergency personnel and getting them back on the job as quickly as possible. The philosophy is the brainchild of the Milwaukee-based Tactical Athlete Health and Performance Institute, or TAHPI. The institute was started in 2010 by a physical therapist who formerly worked with major league baseball players. By connecting firefighters to medical specialists who are committed to preventing injury sooner, they are saving the communities they serve in overtime costs, workers’ compensation, and health care.

Last year the access to medical care managed by TAHPI saved the city of Milwaukee around $2.3 million.

A Rolling Meadows firefighter who sustained a back injury last December saw an orthopedic specialist the next day and went for a physical therapy assessment that afternoon because of the city’s enrollment in TAHPI. That week, he eventually was referred to a physical therapist near his home and was back to work in three weeks.

Rolling Meadows was among the first suburban departments to partner with TAHPI, and the other departments who helped out at the training session also signed up. They are among 40 departments in five states who now treat their first responders police officers, firefighters, and paramedics as athletes.

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Rolling Meadows Fire Department news

Excerpts from the journal-topics.com:

The City of Rolling Meadows will soon have 10 new automatic external defibrillators (AED) in public areas of city buildings that can help prevent or mitigate cardiac events by sending electric currents through the heart.

Aldermen unanimously approved the approximately $14,000 purchase from Physio-Control Inc. The company is a division of Stryker, which maintains the city’s seven Life Pak 15 external cardiac monitors.

By trading in four of the previously-used devices, the city was able to save over $1,000 on the purchase. Though the devices are not often used, one AED has been used at a public ice arena in Rolling Meadows, and its use resulted in a cardiac save.

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Rolling Meadows Fire Department news

Construction photos of the new Rolling Meadows Fire Station 15

Rolling Meadows FD Station 15 under Construction

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Rolling Meadows FD Station 15 under Construction

Larry Shapiro photo

Rolling Meadows FD Station 15 under Construction

Larry Shapiro photo

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