Archive for September 30th, 2017

Chicago sells old firehouse (more)

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This fall, Chicago Filmmakers will make its grand debut at the redeveloped building at 5720 N. Ridge Ave., a historical landmark built in 1928 that was sold to the group for $36,000 in 2014

The Edgewater Historical Society held tours throughout the building earlier this month to give curious neighbors a glimpse into the building recognizable to the many commuters who pass it daily.  Though built in the late 1920s, the building was actually designed to depict an even older firehouse, according to the historical society. 

Outside, work has been done to restore the extensive cream terra cotta, which includes details relating to the building’s firehouse days, as well as its deep red bricks, which once housed Truck Company No. 47 and later Engine Company 59. 

Because of its landmark status, most of its brick and terra cotta exterior was required to be maintained. But inside, the firehouse has nearly completed its transformation into the organization’s new headquarters.

Fresh coats of paint, original glazed brick, a sunlit conference room and classrooms, projection room, box office in the firehouse’s former kitchen and a theater have taken the place of rescue equipment. 

The building will accommodate screenings, events, classes and more.

An adjacent lot where a single-story home once stood will be redeveloped into a garden and green area.

Get a before and after look at the project below.

thanks Dennis

Click the link above to see the photos of the before and after

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Palatine Fire Department Open House

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New squad for Oak Brook

As seen on Pierce MFG’s Instagram page 

new fire truck for Oak Brook IL

thanks Daniel

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New ambulances for Oak Lawn (more)

From the Fire Service, Inc. Facebook page:

Congratulations and Thank You to Chief George Sheets and the Oak Lawn Fire Department on their recent delivery of two (2) 2017 Wheeled Coach Type I, F450 Ambulances. These brand new units feature custom interior and exterior cabinetry, patented COOLBAR HVAC System, Liquid Spring Suspension System, plus many other custom features that make these units perfect additions to the OLFD Fleet. Oak Lawn has been a loyal RevGroup customer for many years and we appreciate their continued trust in both our E-One and Wheeled Coach products.

new ambulance for the Oak Lawn Fire Department

Fire Service, Inc. photo

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