Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Dedication of OFPD Headquarters Bldg Sunday 2 pm -- Open to the Public: 9790 W. 151st Street

The Orland Fire Protection District will host an Open House and a Dedication of the newly completed OFPD Headquarters & Administration building, 9790 W. 151st Street beginning at 2 pm Sunday, June 26.

There will be a Welcome Ceremony at 2:30 pm.

Battalion Chief Dan Smith, who served as OFPD Project Manager during the three year construction, will emcee and welcome guests

Smith will then introduce dignitaries and turn the podium over to Acting Chief Raymond Kay for remarks
Smith will then introduce and turn the podium over to OFPD Board President James Hickey for remarks

The new State-of-the-Art headquarters building replaces the smaller office property located behind Fire Station 1. The new headquarters accommodates about 25 staff (compared to 10 previously). The new board room accommodates up to 80 people and replaces the older room which accommodated about 30 people.

It features an expanded training room, the Fire Prevention Bureau and all administration functions and services (parts of which in the past were distributed among the various fire houses). The lower level features a renovated dispatch center which not only services the Orland Fire District but also services Oak Forest and Calumet City Fire Departments. It also provides MABAS (Mutual Aide Box Alarm System) services for extra alarm fire/EMS calls  in Division 19 (Orland/Frankfort /Manhattan area) and also Division 22 (Alsip/Blue Island area) and Division 24 (Tinley Park, Lansing area).

Light refreshments will be served