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Decatur Fire Department news

Excerpts from the Herald-Review.com:

On Monday, the doors of Fire Station 3, the oldest working station in Decatur, were closed as firefighters and their equipment were moved around the corner to the new Fire Station 6 in Fairview Plaza.

The building is nearly 100 years old, with additions being made throughout the years. The station was built in 1927, originally labeled Station 6. It was a mirror-image of another station on the corner of Clay and 22nd streets, which closed years ago. The day room, kitchen and training room were in one small room on the main level with a dorm room for sleeping located in the upstairs area.

The new station has modern facilities, with individual rooms for firefighters and more space for equipment and living areas.

For Deputy Chief Jim Ohl, the move is bittersweet. He spent more than 18 years of his career at the old station working with the same group of firefighters for nearly 10 years. 

Plans for another new building, Station 7, are in the works at Chestnut and 36th streets. The fate of the old Station 3 is unknown at this time.

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As seen around … Chicago

From Chicagoland fire photos on Instagram:

a visit to CFD Engine 60 

home to- 
Engine 60 
tower 37 
battalion 5 
ambo 38 
Chicago firehouse

Chicagoland fire photos on Instagram

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As seen around … Evanston

From Chicagoland_fire_photos on instagram:

a visit to evanston fd station 1 

home to- 
engine 21 
ambo 21 
battalion 21 (in spare batt 21) 
squad 21 
dive 21  
ambo 22 is stationed at 21 until 24’s construction is done 
Evanston FD Station 21

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As seen around … The Tri-State FPD

From Chicagoland_fire_photos on instagram:

a visit to tri-state fpd station 124 

home to- 
engine 124 
ambo 124 
utility 124 
boat 124 
mabas div 10 atv 
and another boat 
Tri-State FPD Engine 124

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As seen around … Chicago

From Chicagoland_fire_photos on instagram:

a visit to cfd engine 62 

home to-
engine 62 
truck27
battalion 22
Chicago fire station

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As seen around …Evanston

From Chicagoland_fire_photos on instagram:

a visit to evanston station 4 

home to- 
engine 24 
engine 24r (at a city lot while the station is under construction) 
engine 24 goes to engine 22 for the night until the construction is done
Evanston FD Station 24

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As seen around … Brookfield

From Chicagoland fire photos on Instagram;

Brookfield station 2 visit

Home to- 

Engine 412
Ambo 424
Utility 428 with boat trailer   
And an antique engine a 1928 seagrave
Brookfield FD Station 2

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As seen around … Kenosha

This from Keith Grzadziel:

Here is a pic of the construction progress of the replacement for Kenosha Station 4. It is located directly next door to the current station and will be much larger. The admin offices which were previously at Station 4 have been torn down and relocated to their former Station 3.

Also here are a couple of pics of Battalion 1’s new F150 buggy and the “old” Truck 4. I’m not sure where the new Truck 4 is at.
 
Keith 
Kenosha fire station construction

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Kenosha FD Battalion 1

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Kenosha FD Battalion 1

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Kenosha FD Sutphen ladder truck

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Schererville Fire Department news

Excerpts from the nwitimes.com:

Renovations began earlier this year at Schererville Fire Station No. 3, 1949 Springvale Drive. The $1.43 million project includes adding six bedrooms, two bathrooms, a kitchen, living area, a workout facility, an office, and three expanded bays which create space for the tower ladder that didn’t fit in the old facility. 

When the third fire station was built in the 1980s, the fire department was all volunteers. Over the years, the department has grown and now includes 18 full-time firefighters and around 40 part-timers. 

Expanding the station will allow the fire department to better respond to the east side of the town.

The project was under consideration in early 2019, plans for the expansion of the third fire station were complete later that year, with bids put out for the project in December. A bid was awarded for the project in early 2020, but then the COVID-19 hit, putting the project on hold due to uncertainty surrounding the pandemic. 

The project is slated to be complete at the end of the year.

thanks Keith

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Tri State FPD news

This from Keith Grzadziel:

The Tri-State FPD has relocated their headquarters to Station 1 in unincorporated Willowbrook. It was previously located at their Station 2 in Darien. A large addition for offices and a conference room was added on to the rear of the apparatus bays and behind the living quarters. Also built is their new training tower, which is directly next door to the station.

New Tri-State FPD headquarters in willow brook, IL

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New Tri-State FPD headquarters in willow brook, IL

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