Archive for May 14th, 2014

Manhattan to add on to firehouse

The Southtown Star has an article about a planned addition to the fire station in Manhattan:

The Manhattan Village Board has approved a site plan for a $2.4 million addition to Fire Station 1 that will not be financed with public money, Fire Chief Dan Forsythe said. Forsythe told the board this past week that the Manhattan Fire Protection District has accumulated $1 million since 1996 from building impact fees and another $500,000 from ambulance fees. The remaining $900,000 will come from a 10-year loan at about 3.5 percent interest that will have a payment of about $120,000 a year, he said.

The fire district considered other options, including renting space or buying land and building a new station.  Forsythe said the addition is the best option at a reasonable cost.

The site plan includes a brick facade, a new monument sign and extending and paving the parking lot. The village board’s approval is subject to final engineering approval. Forsythe said he expects construction to start June 1 and take six to eight months.

thanks Dan

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Area fire apparatus for sale

Kevin Griffin found these area fire trucks being sold:

Oak Park:

fire truck photo

B&P Apparatus sphoto


fire engine for sale

B&P Apparatus photo

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web site updates

The long overdue job of updating department profiles on the site has finally begun:

MABAS Division 1:

MABAS Division 3:

MABAS Division 4:

  • Antioch: added Ambulance 211R and the rehab bus
  • Grayslake: added Station 3
  • Lake Villa: added Station 4 and hopefully unscrambled the ambulances
  • Waukegan: added Truck 1634 and the department patch

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