Construction is well underway on the new Palatine Fire Department Station 81 at 1215 N. Quentin Road, south of Dundee Road. The station is less than a mile from the current, outdated station which Palatine inherited from the Palatine Rural Fire District in January of 2001. When the fire department occupies the new facility, the Palatine Masonic Temple will move into the vacant fire station at 455 Dundee Road that was built in the early 1980s.

Palatine Fire Department new station

Palatine Fire Department new station construction

The new station 81 will be set back from the road with a fairly long driveway unlike the current facility. In addition, apparatus will enter onto a four-lane road with a center median. This will allow them easier and safer access to the roadway than they have now on the narrow stretch of Dundee Road which is heavily travelled and gets backed up daily. Larry Shapiro photo

Palatine Fire Department new station construction

The new fire station will have roughly 8,700 square feet of space and will be home to Quint 81 and Ambulance 81 which is currently a jump company. Larry Shapiro photo

Palatine Fire Department Station 81

This is the current Station 81 in Palatine that used to belong to the Palatine Rural Fire District. Larry Shapiro photo

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