Archive for March 29th, 2017

Plainfield Fire Protection District news

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On Monday, the Plainfield Village Board granted a special use permit for planned development of a mixed-use building at 15025 S. Des Plaines St., the former Plainfield Fire Protection District headquarters.

Developers plan to convert the second level into six residential units while the first floor is transformed for commercial or restaurant use.  The plan includes the potential for a second phase in which the building would be added on to and would feature a similar arrangement, with four additional residential units.

The fire station is steps from downtown’s main strip of Lockport Street.

Interior demolition work is underway, according to board documents. The station opened in 1950 and closed in 2009, when the fire district opened a new station on South Coil Plus Drive. It was used as storage until it was sold in September.

The village’s staff report states that rental occupancy downtown is very high, and contact continues to come in from companies interested in locating downtown.

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Vintage fire engine for sale (more)

This from Dave Weaver:

The eBay auction for Engine 87 ends tonight at 9 PM.

1960 B-Model Mack fire engine, Chicago FD Engine 87 replica for sale

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New aerial for Bensenville FPD (more)

Production at E-ONE has begun on the New aerial for Bensenville FPD  so #141014

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Chicago Fire Department news

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A Chicago street was renamed Saturday to honor Chicago Firefighter William F. Grant, 44, was killed in 2007 when his fire-truck collided with a school bus near 59th and Wells.

A street sign at 90th and Hoyne was unveiled in his honor by his three children, Kristen, Caroline, and Danny. The sign is outside the Grant’s home in the city’s Beverly neighborhood on the Southwest Side.

“This is a sign that commemorates your father’s life,” his brother Tom Grant said during a ceremony. “This is a sign of respect. This is a sign of admiration for a life well-lived. This is a sign of honor that was well earned. This is a sign of appreciation from a grateful community.”

Fire Commissioner Jose Santiago said that he was honored to have known Grant, who was known as Bill or Billy. Santiago said Grant loved two things: his family and job.

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