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Excerpts from the DailyHerald.com:

Off-duty paramedics will make house calls to check on certain patients released from Northwest Community Hospital (NWCH) in Arlington Heights as part of a new pilot program involving two other agencies. Paramedics from the Palatine, Rolling Meadows, and the Palatine Rural fire departments are to collaborate in their coverage areas to work for Northwest Community’s mobile integrated health care pilot, which is designed to improve patient outcomes by reducing preventable hospital visits and re-admissions. Northwest Community has budgeted about $131,100 for the one-year pilot and will reimburse the public agencies for the paramedics and other expenses.

NWCH will provide notification about the patients needing the paramedic house calls within 12 to 48 hours of discharge. 

Three or four paramedic house calls are projected for each patient. About nine paramedics from the three departments are expected to be available for the house calls to make sure the patients are following post-discharge directions.

Patients 18 and older will be eligible for the program which will focus on patients who were in the hospital and sent home to recover from heart failure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, pneumonia with a high risk for sepsis, or a major joint replacement.

Northwest Community will reimburse the fire departments a minimum of $135 per visit, covering the paramedics’ pay and other expenses.  Data will be collected from 480 discharged patients for NWCH to evaluate the effectiveness of the mobile integrated health care pilot, documents show.

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Palatine FD host 9/11 Memorial Ceremony

Palatine FD 9/11 Memorial Ceremony

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Excerpts from the DailyHerald.com:

Over the objections of a residential construction trade association and others, Palatine will require automatic sprinkler systems for new single-family homes starting next year, under a revised ordinance that proponents say will improve safety if a fire starts.

Addressing the opponents, Palatine Fire Chief Scott Andersen said the sprinklers provide vital protection against the spread of flames beyond the point of origin. 

“You can survive 150 degrees for quite some time,” Andersen said. “You can sit in a sauna for an hour and you’ll be fine. You cannot survive a thousand degrees. And if someone’s in there, guess who’s going in there to get them out? I don’t care if it’s a thousand degrees or 1,500 degrees at the floor, my guys are going in.”

Palatine officials said the sprinklers are projected to add $3,500 to the cost of a typical single-family house in the village. That extra expense drew concern from Greater Chicago Homebuilders Association governmental affairs chief Paul Colgan.

“Fire sprinklers should be a choice of the homeowner,” Colgan said. “Like we said earlier, multifamily, mid-rise, high-rise, yes, fire suppression systems, sprinkler systems have their place there. But in a single-family home, or in certain townhouse developments where there is good fire separation between the units, they’re not needed.”

Village council members voted 4-2 to make the sprinklers mandatory in new two-family buildings, townhouses and single-family homes beginning Jan 1. The ordinance revisions, recommended by the International Code Council, were first discussed at a May village council session.

Mount Prospect has a similar single-family home sprinkler ordinance that became effective in April.

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Palatine Fire Department news

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updated photos of the current ambulance fleet for the Palatine Fire Department

A81: 2014 IH TerraStar / Braun Type I

A82: 2016 IH TerraStar / Braun Type I

A83: 2018 Ford F-550 4×4 / Braun Type I

A84: 2018 Ford F-550 4×4 / Braun Type I

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Palatine FD offers loaner life jackets

Palatine FD offers loaner life jackets for water sports

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Excerpts from the Journal-Topics.com:

The Palatine Fire Department will get a new engine, command vehicle, and diving equipment after the Palatine Village Council unanimously approved the three purchases during Monday’s (April 2) council meeting.

Station 84 currently has a 2006 engine and a 2000 reserve engine. The department wants to buy a new one and move the 2006 engine into reserve service. Three companies submitted bids. While E-One submitted the lowest bid, their proposal didn’t meet several technical specifications the village asked for and the department recommended giving the contract to Pierce, the second-lowest bidder. At $606,125, the fire department will still spend less than the $644,000 the village budgeted for the purchase.

The cost of buying the new command car and making necessary modifications would add up to exactly what the village was planning to spend: $60,000.

The council also agreed to buy a service supply system for the fire department’s rescue divers. The system takes the air from the surface and supplies it to a diver through a long hose. While the divers aren’t usually expected to spend more than 10-15 minutes under water, having unlimited supply comes in handy if they get tangled up under the surface. And, if the hose fails, the divers can fall back on an emergency air tank that has 15 minutes of air. The new system will be able to accommodate six divers in total.

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Palatine FD Press Release

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Distracted Driving Awareness Month

Distracted Driving Awareness Month

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