Posts Tagged Wheeling Fire Department

New fire station for Wheeling

Excerpts from the DailyHerald.com:

The construction of a new fire station on McHenry Road is the centerpiece of a five-year, $42.5 million capital improvement plan approved this week by the Wheeling Village Board. The station will replace the one in the municipal complex on Community Boulevard, officially known as station No. 42 and will retain that identifier.

The current station No. 42 occupies two rooms in the police station and is staffed by a three-person engine crew. A full-sized and fully staffed station on McHenry Road should improve coverage in the northwest portion of Wheeling and reduce response times.

Plans to relocate the station were being developed at the same time as the plans for the new station No. 23, which opened this summer on Wheeling Road north of Hintz Road. Both stations will have the same architectural design.

Station No. 24, the third fire station and headquarters at 499 S. Milwaukee Ave. will remain in service.

Construction of the new station is expected to cost $5 million and is scheduled for 2022. The village board unanimously approved the capital plan Monday which covers projects to be undertaken between 2022 and 2026, with more than $15 million in work set for next year. 

The fire station is the costliest project in the plan and will be built on about 2 acres north of Dundee Road, near a village water tower and well house. Once the new station is completed, the current station’s space will be repurposed.

Funding for the station and the other projects will come from village reserves, gasoline taxes, grants, and other sources — but not loans or property tax-rate increases.

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Aircraft incident in Wheeling, 11-21-21 (more)

From the Prospect Heights Fire District:

The Prospect Heights and Wheeling fire departments were called to Chicago Executive Airport at 11:01 a.m. for an incident involving a small aircraft. Specialized Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting apparatus responded along with other fire apparatus and ambulances. The aircraft registration number is N99715 and is a Cessna 172P Skyhawk II. During a takeoff or landing, the single-engine plane left the runway at the north end of the airport and came to rest nose-down in the grass. There was a small fuel leak. No one was injured. The pilot was the only person onboard. The FAA and NTSB were notified of the incident.

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Aircraft incident in Wheeling, 11-21-21

Wheeling and Prospect Heights companies were dispatched for an aircraft standby at the Chicago Executive Airport Sunday morning where a small plane had landed and the front gear had collapsed. The plane with one soul on board ended up in the grass. The pilot was uninjured and outside when firefighters arrived. After plugging a small fuel leak, the plane was removed and the airport was reopened.

Front landing gear collapses as Private plane lands at the CHicago Executive Airport 11/21/21

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Prospect Heights FD Crash Truck 39

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tail number N99715

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Wheeling FD Crash truck 23

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tail number N99715

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Motel fire in Wheeling, 8-22-21

Wheeling firefighters were assisted by several departments after fire broke out at the Olde Court Inn Motel at 374 N. Milwaukee Avenue Sunday night 8-22-21. Arriving companies reported smoke from several rooms on arrival.

motel fire at night

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A partial list of departments at the scene in eluded Prospect Heights, Buffalo Grove, Lincolnshire-Riverwoods, Niles, North Maine, Deerfield-Bannockburn, and Northbrook.

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Helicopter crash in Prospect Heights, 8-11-21

From Max Weingardt:

Prospect Heights/ Wheeling helicopter crash 8/11/21

Wheeling FD Crash Truck 23

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Haz Mat in Wheeling, 7-31-21

From Max Weingardt:

Wheeling Hazmat Incident at 120 W Palatine Rd

Wheeling Hazmat/EMS box 7/31/21 at 120 W Palatine Rd

hazmat techs in Level A suits

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New fire station for Wheeling (more)

Wheeling officials had an open house on Friday, 7/9/21 to dedicate the new Fire Station 23.

Wheeling (IL) opens new fire station 23 7/9/21

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New fire station for Wheeling (more)

Updated photo of the new fire station for Wheeling

Wheeling Fire Station 23 under construction

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New fire station for Wheeling (more)

Updated photo of the new fire station for Wheeling

Wheeling FD Fire Station 23 under construction

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New fire station for Wheeling (more)

Construction photos of the new fire station for Wheeling

fire station being built

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fire station being built

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