Through a process of strategic planning, Normal Fire Department determined that the current facilities and the location of these facilities do not adequately meet the requirements for emergency response services for the Town of Normal. With this process, it became evident that a new centralized headquarters facility was needed to accommodate the growing administrative staff in a single location.
In addition to this, the department determined that one of their stations facilities was no longer in adequate condition or large enough to serve its surrounding area. The department also decided that this station needed to be closer in proximity to Illinois State University.
These issues resulted in a new Headquarters fire station to be located near ISU and uptown Normal. This station will also be the location of the training facility for the entire department.