South Elgin Fire Protection Station 21
Station 21 is one of two stations in South Elgin. For the last 60 years, this station has served as the headquarters for the stations, located in downtown Elgin. The new Station 21 will be replacing the downtown location. This $11 million project was made possible by voters in South Elgin approving a referendum that gave funding for the two new stations. Station 21 is a two-story, 19,650 SF building that includes a three-bay apparatus area, administration wing, and a living quarter. This station is equipped with fire engines, an ambulance, and a ladder truck. By redoing both stations, it has allowed the agency to hire more heroes.
Eriksson Engineering Associates, Ltd. (EEA) prepared the site for the future administrative building and the new headquarters/fire station. An infiltration basin with a stone bed was designed to limit maintenance and still meet Kane County code requirements. The station has three fire truck bays and all concrete paving on site, constructed with synthetic fibers integrated into the concrete mixture for reinforcement. The Village of South Elgin and Fire Protection District shared the cost of rehabilitating the stretch of Stonington Place that runs the entire length of the property on the east side of the site. Additionally, three parking areas were constructed with a fourth expansion parking lot that was installed while the administrative building was being constructed.