SAVE STATION 13
The Glenview Firefighters Local 4186 stands against the decision to close Fire Station 13 at Lake and Wagner. Closing of Station 13 will compromise emergency services to the entire village, especially the East side of Glenview. We cannot support this reduction in emergency service because:
It compromises public safety
It increases emergency response times
It is against the Village's expert consultant advice
Please use the resources below to help us stop the Village of Glenview from closing Fire Station 13.
About Glenview Fire Station 13
What You Need to Know About the Village's Plan to Close Station 13 at Lake & Wagner
What's Going on with Fire Station 13?
On February 2, 2021, the Glenview Board of Trustees decided to close Glenview Fire Station 13 at 831 East Lake Ave, near Wagner Rd. The only public warning was hidden in a 111-page attachment to a meeting agenda.
The village made this decision against the recommendations of the experts they hired to evaluate the fire department.
What did the experts say about the Glenview Fire Department and Station 13?
The Village of Glenview recently spent $59,995 on a study of the fire department by emergency services consultant Fitch & Associates. That study was presented to the Board of Trustees at a Village Board Meeting on September 15th, 2020. During the presentation, Fitch and Associates said, “The village and its residents are well served by your fire department and they hit the mark on almost everything we look at.” That group also said, “You can be very proud of your department.” The consultants also addressed that although Fire Station 13 is the slowest of the five GFD stations, it is still integral to the overall safety of the Village of Glenview. Station 13's placement delivers fast response times to life threatening emergencies in the area that it serves, as well as being the backup to the department's busiest multi-hazard response vehicle, Engine 6. See the video below of Fitch and Associate's presentation to the Village Board.
What did the Village of Glenview Say and Do?
Despite the overall very positive report, Glenview Board of Trustees President James Patterson asked the following "Do we need that station.... Do we need 13?" After a thorough explanation of risk, response times, and other safety criteria, Fitch & Associates summarized by saying "We didn’t see, necessarily, a strong opportunity to eliminate a facility [Fire Station 13] for you…" See the video below for the complete interaction. See the Village Board Meetings in their entirety hosted on the Village of Glenview website.
Despite the research and advice from the experts, the Village of Glenview Board of Trustees voted on February 2nd, 2021 to close Glenview Fire Station 13 at Lake and Wagner. Please CLICK HERE to tell the Glenview Board of Trustees and Glenview Village Manager to stop the closure of Station 13.
From Glenview Professional Firefighters Local 4186
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 2/7/21
Glenview Firefighters Local 4186
708 359 2165
Glenview Closing Fire Station 13
Glenview Village Board to Close East Side Fire Station
Glenview, Illinois: The Village of Glenview announced on February 2, 2021 that it would close Fire Station 13 at 831 East Lake Ave. The village plans to permanently close the fire station, leading to increased response times to emergencies on the East side of Glenview.
The Glenview Board of Trustees made this dramatic change without putting the item on the agenda for the board meeting on February 2, 2021.
The Glenview Board of Trustees made this change against the recommendations of emergency service consultant Fitch & Associates, from whom the Village of Glenview commissioned a Fire Department Utilization Study. “We didn’t see, necessarily, a strong opportunity to eliminate a [fire station] for you,” said a Fitch and Associates representative during the Village of Glenview Board of Trustees Meeting September 15, 2020.
The Glenview Firefighters Local 4186 stands against this decision. We know that the closure of Fire Station 13 will compromise emergency services to the entire village, especially the East side of Glenview. We will not support this reduction in service.
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Tell the Glenview Board of Trustees and Glenview Villager Manager to STOP THE CLOSURE OF GLENVIEW FIRE STATION 13
James Patterson, Glenview Board of Trustees President
Michael Jenny, Trustee (Current candidate for Glenview Board of Trustees President, running unopposed)
Mary Cooper, Trustee
Chuck Gitles, Trustee
John Hinkamp, Trustee
Karim Khoja, Trustee
Deborah Karton, Trustee
Matt Formica, Glenview Village Manager
All contact information is publicly available on the Village of Glenview website.