Mayor Daley opens new firehouse

August 2, 2008 4:21:32 PM PDT
Mayor Daley will depart Chicago for the Beijing Olympics on Monday. But before leaving, he helped open a new firehouse Saturday. He joined the ribbon cutting for Engine Company 18's new state-of-the-art firehouse on the near Southwest Side.

The facility boasts a one-story floor plan fully equipped with enhanced communication tools.

The fire department says the building's design provides a better living space, training opportunities, and office space for the firefighters.