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Grant Park Fire District Opens New Station

The Grant Park Fire District in MABAS Division 7 has opened a new station at 12624 East Route 1 & 17 in Grant Park.

Grant Park Fire District Station 1

The new headquarters station for the Grant Park Fire District opened on the 7th of October. Photo by Karl Klotz

Grant Park Fire District Station Opening

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Division 1 construction updates

We have been following the progress of two new fire stations in Division 1. Mount Prospect Station 14 on Kensington Road opened several months ago but was not complete until recently when the bay doors were installed. Mount Prospect officials had refused to accept the bi-fold doors with windows on at least two occasions due to a substandard paint job. The building opened with solid doors as mentioned HERE and HERE. Today the station was photographed with the proper doors. As a side note, it appears that a reserve ambulance and a reserve engine are housed at this station which will require an update to the site listing.

Mount Prospect Fire Department station 14

Mount Prospect Station 14 at 2000 Kensington Road is now complete with the proper doors installed for the apparatus bays. Larry Shapiro photo

Mount Prospect Fire Station 14

Station 14 opened with the temporary solid bi-fold doors. Larry Shapiro photo

The second fire station that we’ve been keeping tabs on is the new headquarters Station 24 on Milwaukee Avenue in Wheeling. ¬†Running about a month behind schedule, the majority of this project has been completed. The station has company quarters including kitchen, dayroom, bunk room and lockers on the first floor while the headquarters space and training room are on the second floor.

Wheeling Fire Station 24 headquarters

Wheeling's new headquarters station 24 on Milwaukee Avenue shown here is nearing completion. Larry Shapiro photo

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Bedford Park updates

All three Bedford Park fire station photos have been updated as well as images of Engine 710 and Truck 705 which are both at Station 2.

Bedford Park Fire Station 1

Bedford Park Fire Station 1 on Archer Avenue. Larry Shapiro photo

Bedford Park Engine 710 2010 Pierce Impel

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Coal City Station 2

Karl Klotz has provided a photo documenting the progress of the new station 2 for Coal City in Division 15 (Grundy County). An exact address was not available but the station is located at Berta Road and East Spring Street. The station is slated to open late this summer or early in the fall.

Coal City Fire Station 2

Progress on station 2 for Coal City as of June 9, 2010.0 Photo by Karl Klotz

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Division 1 station updates

The new station in Wheeling on Milwaukee Avenue is coming along with a projected opening in July. The new Station 14 in Mount Prospect still has not received the permanent doors with glass for the front of the apparatus bays.

Wheeling Fire Station 24

Progress as of June 2, 2010 on Wheeling's new fire station on Milwaukee Avenue. The station is due to open in July.

Mount Prospect Fire Station 14

Mount Prospect Station 14 on Kensington Road as seen on June 2, 2010 with the temporary solid bay doors.

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Mt Prospect Station 14 update

The Mt. Prospect Fire Department moved into the new station 14 10 days ago although it comes as no surprise that everything hasn’t yet been completed. The contractor wasted no time in demolishing the old station next door within days of the move. The new station shares the same address as the old station at 2000 E. Kensington. Aside from a punch list of things to do, one of the noticeable areas that needs to be completed are the front bay doors. Currently the doors are solid basic gray steel with no windows. Evidently the finish on the permanent doors has been rejected on two separate occasions. Initially they were removed to be repainted due to an ‘orange peel’ texture to the finish and when they were brought back they never made it off the truck! The permanent doors will have windows in them.

An interesting note about the construction of the station is that it is built to strict standards for sustainability during severe weather. After a storm came through town several years ago and produced a significant amount of damage, it was determined that the north end of town did not have a significant structure that would provide protection to the public in the event that severe weather was imminent. The exact standards to which the building was built were not available when this post was written.

So, these updated photos … will not be the last!

Mount Prospect Fire Station 14

Photo by Larry Shapiro

Mount Prospect Fire Department Staion 14

Photo by Larry Shapiro

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updated photo of new Frankfort FPD station

Karl Klotz has provided a recent shot of the now completed new Station #4 in Frankfort. The station is not yet open but is expected to be in service early this summer. The corrected address is 7980 Steger Road.

Frankfort FPD Station 4

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Construction update – Frankfort Station 4

Frankfort FPD Station 4

A recent photo of Frankfort Sta 4 getting the finishing touches prior to opening. Photo by Karl Klotz.

The Frankfort Fire Protection District is set to open Station 4 very soon. Located at Steger Road and 80th Avenue in Frankfort, the station is the same design as Frankfort Station 5.

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