After nearly a century, Illinois fire station closes

  • Source: Herald & Review
  • Published: 10/26/2021 12:00 AM

VIDEO/PHOTOS: Decatur’s oldest working fire station took its last call on Monday. The doors of Fire Station 3, the small fire station at the entrance of Fairview Park, closed as the firefighters and their equipment were moved around the corner to the new Fire Station 6 in Fairview Plaza. Capt. Paige Griffy has answered emergency calls from the old brick building for nearly eight years. “I’m in charge of this house on this day,” he said. “There’s three shifts and there’s a captain on the other two shifts. We just keep rotating.” The building is nearly 100 years old, with additions being made throughout the years. According to Griffy, the location was ideal for the neighborhoods, which includes Millikin University and Fairview Park. “That doesn’t happen very often,” he said. “Usually you have to compromise somewhere.”


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