Archive for May 17th, 2012

Grayslake FPD opens Station3

The Daily Herald has an article about the opening of Grayslake Fire Protection District Station 3.

Grayslake Fire Protection District has opened a new station designed to improve response times to the Saddlebrook Farms development in Round Lake Park and nearby areas.

Built at Peterson Road and Route 60, the district’s third firehouse debuted at 7 a.m. Monday. It’ll be staffed 24 hours a day with three firefighter/paramedics.

Funding for the third station was approved in a 2008 tax-increase referendum. An owner of a $200,000 market value home was projected to pay an extra $100 annually to the fire district.

About $2.2 million was budgeted for the 10,000-square-foot firehouse in unincorporated Lake County. It’s a single-story structure with equipment and truck areas, firefighter dormitory rooms and offices.

The fire district doesn’t include only the namesake village. Third Lake, Round Lake Park, Round Lake Beach and unincorporated Lake County areas of Wildwood, Gages Lake, Highland Lake and Fremont Township also are within its boundaries.

The complete article can be found HERE.

thanks Chris

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Broadview 2nd Alarm with rescues 5-14-12 (update)

Local news from channel 7 interviewed Broadview and Maywood members about the fire.

thanks Drew

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New engine for Schaumburg

From Josh Boyajian:

Found this on the Schaumburg Professional FF’s Facebook page today. Thier new engine 53 at the pierce plant awaiting delivery. Its a 2012 Pierce Impel  1500 / 500

Schaumburg Fire Department Engine 53 Pierce Impel

Schaumburg Fire Department Engine 53, 2012 Pierce Impel. Schaumburg Professional Fire Fighters photo

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