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Fire station No. 3 in works for Rock Island department
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Campaign-Rock Island Volunteer Fire Department is in the process of building its third fire station.It will be located on Sparta Highway just before you get to the flashing light at Highway 30.The 1,600-square-foot building will have two bays and house two firetrucks. The building isn’t expected to be operational until early 2012, according to Fire Chief Benny Cannon.“This is going to cut our response times way down, especially to the Collinwood area,” said Cannon. “Where it takes us 15 to 20 minutes to get to Collinwood now, it will only take us five or six minutes when the new station is ready.