Today Mayor Bass, members of the Village Board of Trustees, Village Staff, and representatives of the Carrington celebrated the Fire Department’s opening of Station 45 with a ribbon-cutting.
Station 45’s history starts in June of 2015 when South Bay Partners, Ltd. of Dallas, Texas, met with Village staff as part of the Development Review Team process to discuss the Lincolnwood Senior project for the 13.5 acre former Bell & Howell site. This complex would later be known as The Carrington. Their proposal included 251 Independent Living units, 90 Assisted Living units, and 44 Memory Care units. Part of the review included a dedicated space for the Fire Department to house an Emergency Medical Service Station (Station 45) that included an ambulance bay and living quarters. This station would house an ambulance and a crew of two paramedics. This ambulance would respond to emergency calls to The Carrington, Lincolnwood Place, Lincolnwood Town Center, as well as the business and residents located on the east side of Lincolnwood.
Initially, Station 45 will be staffed from 6:30 p.m. to 6:30 a.m., seven days of the week. Since over 45% of the Department’s call volume will be served by this station, the Fire Department is expecting our response time to emergency calls will be faster to this portion of Lincolnwood.