GLENVIEW, Ill. (CBS) — A large crowd rallied outside Glenview Fire Station 13 Saturday in a last-ditch effort to keep it open.

Neighbors said closing the fire station at 831 E. Lake Ave. in Glenview will jeopardize community safety.

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Firefighters and residents think they will have to wait longer when they pick up the phone to call 911 for a fire truck or an ambulance.

CBS 2’s Charlie De Mar earlier this week asked Glenview Village President Jim Patterson about the concerns about response times with the station closing.

Patterson: “Will they get there in a timely manner? Yes.”

De Mar: “You are confident that they will?”

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Patterson: “I’m very confident that they will.”

Patterson said a study found Fire Station 13 and its single engine are active about 30 minutes during a 24-hour shift – one of the slower stations in town. Firefighters there will be moved to other stations.

That study also found that closing Station 13 comes with a savings of $1.25 million for the village. Patterson said he does not believe it will be that high.

The president of the Glenview Firefighters Association said the village has called for a special Board of Trustees meeting on Monday night to discuss the fate of the firehouse.

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If the closure is approved, it could happen as early as next month.