About Station 23
Home for the Melrose Park Departments of Homeland Security ~ Public Safety is "Station 23," the Gerard C. Cossident Public Safety Building located at 2309 Main Street in Melrose Park, Illinois. Station 23 houses the heart of our operations. Included inside are the:
The Emergency Operating Center (EOC) which functions with the Emergency Communications Center (ECC) as the focal points for all communications, for both routine and disaster operations, with radio and satellite systems. The ECC provides for weather alerting and warning as well as links to other emergency agencies.
The office of the Chief, the offices of Direction & Control, Chief's Staff, Public Information and Training, as well as the administration offices of our department.
Complete Men's and Women's bunk rooms, with locker and shower facilities.
The computer center, which handles repair and maintenance for our computers and house the station's servers and interfaces.
Station 23 not only houses our offices but most of our apparatus as well, including our engine, rescue squad, medical units, squad cars and 730, our mobile command center