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Park Ridge to get 9/11 steel

An article in the Niles Herald Spectator mentions that the Park Ridge Fire Department has been selected to receive a piece of steel that has been salvaged from the 9/11 attack at the World Trade Towers.

The Park Ridge Fire Department is set to receive its own piece of the World Trade Center.

With the unwrapping of the North Maine Fire Department’s 6-foot-long steel artifact this week comes word that Park Ridge has also been selected as a recipient of a piece of steel salvaged from the wreckage of the Twin Towers.

Deputy Fire Chief Jeff Sorensen said the Park Ridge Fire Department has been approved for an artifact, and members of the department are working through the necessary steps required to actually obtain it.

The piece of steel is believed to weigh between 200 and 300 pounds. and measures 6 or 7 feet long, Sorensen said.

The complete article can be found HERE.

Thanks to Dennis McGuire, Jr. for finding the article.


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Coal City Station 2

The Coal City Fire Department, in MABAS Division 15, opened Station 2 in December of 2010. Although the department has not yet been added to this website, Steve Redick submitted several images of the new station.  Last July, Karl Klotz submitted a shot of the station under construction which can be seen HERE.

Coal City Fire Department Station 2

Coal City Fire Station 2 at 1455 S. Berta Road opened in December of 2010. Steve Redick photo

Steve created two panoramic images of the station’s interior showing the apparatus bays and vehicles.

Coal City Fire Department station 2

Interior of Coal City Fire Station 2 as seen from the back of the apparatus bays. Steve Redick photo


This photo shows the apparatus lined up in each bay. An engine, brush rig, two ambulances, a boat and the MABAS Division 15 haz mat unit. Steve Redick photo

The Herald-News (Sun Times) has an article from January 13th which can be seen HERE that describes the new facility and the memorial in front which includes two pieces of steel from the World Trade Center after the buildings were destroyed on 9/11.

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A memorial located in front of Coal City Fire Station 2 features I-beam sections from the World Trade Center on 9/11. Steve Redick photo

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