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Schererville Fire Department news

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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.

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Streamwood Fire Department news

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Repairs and upgrades to several Streamwood facilities are part of $4 million in capital projects recently approved by the village board that include work on one fire station, the village hall’s basement restrooms, and two village maintenance garages. Work is expected to begin in the coming weeks. Funds for the project were earmarked as part of multiyear plan to refurbish facilities that began in 2016.

The sanitary sewer system will be upgraded in a fire station that was built in 1991. Work will involve a fair amount of concrete work as the floor must be removed to access pipes.

Renovations will also include some reconfiguration and adding individual bunks plus individual bathrooms. The station currently has one large room to house all firefighters. This will follow the concept of the new Fire Station No. 31 which opened April 1.

The projects are expected to be completed by 2022.


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