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Mayor Richard M. Daley today cut the ribbon on the new Engine Company 102 firehouse on the City’s North Side. The new facility will provide both firefighters and the Rogers Park community with the latest in firefighting technology, communications equipment and services for residents.
The new $8.7 million dollar facility, located at 7340 N. Clark St., was built by the Public Building Commission of Chicago (PBC) and can accommodate 16 firefighters and four officers by using a modern design to offer better living quarters, advanced training options and office workspace.
“Our new firehouses are focused on offering our brave firefighters the latest technology — including modernized emergency communication rooms — that allow for faster messaging and dispatching service,” said Mayor Richard M. Daley.
“These improvements will assist the Chicago Fire Department in their quick response to the various types of emergencies that they must face every day.
They have more space for ongoing training, which is needed to keep firefighters and paramedics abreast of the latest firefighting and emergency medical service procedures,” added the Mayor
Joining Mayor Daley and Fire Commissioner John Brooks at the Engine Company 102 ceremony was 49th Ward Alderman Joe Moore, PBC Executive Director Erin Lavin Cabonargi and other public and elected officials.
The new firehouse is designed to meet U.S. Green Building Council’s standards for Silver certifications under the Leadership in Energy and Environment Design, or LEED, designation.
As with similar new firehouses and police station, this new firehouse includes several environmentally friendly features, such as solar panels, a green roof and the use of permeable concrete to reduce storm water run off into the sewage system.
In addition, recycled resources were used where possible and the many of the materials used to construct the firehouse were regionally manufactured, so their delivery to the site has a minimal impact on the environment.
“Working with the Public Building Commission, the Chicago Fire Department is proud to open this new firehouse, after having opened three new firehouses in 2008. These new firehouses serve as community anchors showcasing our commitment to building relationships between the community and the Chicago Fire Department,” said Chicago Fire Department Commissioner John W. Brooks.