Loves Park Fire Department to open east-side station

The new location is located behind Carlson Ice Arena on the city's east side.
The new location is located behind Carlson Ice Arena on the city's east side.(Anthony Ferretti)
Published: Sep. 21, 2022 at 1:38 PM CDT
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LOVES PARK, Ill. (WIFR) - The Loves Park Fire Department will soon open another station at 5180 Rock Valley Parkway, behind Carlson Ice Arena.

A building dedication is scheduled for 9 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 27.

“This location will give the department a much-needed presence on the east side of Loves Park. It will cut our response time in this area by one-third,” says Chief Jerry Wiltfang.

Plans for this district fire station were approved by the Loves Park City Council earlier this year.

The city of Loves Park will operate both stations, the new one on Rock Valley Parkway and the station at 1527 Windsor Road. The station on Grand Avenue, built in 1947, will be used by the city’s public works department.