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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 Ambulance 82

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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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Palatine LODD Anniversary

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Fire Department Ice Rescue Training

FD Ice Rescue Training

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Excerpts from the Dailyherald.com:

No one was injured in a 2016 fire at a home on the 1000 block of Penny Lane in Palatine. The homeowner, Richard Moss reported the fire to authorities about 5:30 p.m. March 6, 2016. Moss, who was alone at the time, told authorities the fire began in a smoker on the patio he was using to cook chicken, but Palatine Fire Department Lt. Matthew Nagy testified the smoker was cold to the touch when he examined it several hours later.

Moss, 44, now of Warrenville, is charged with arson. He has pleaded not guilty. His defense attorney suggested the smoker and the charcoal briquettes inside might have cooled during that time.

Nagy testified the fire originated in two mattresses in a basement utility room, one of which was completely consumed by fire. The other mattress and both box springs were damaged, as were the subfloor and laminate flooring in the room above. Finding no accelerant, Nagy determined the fire began after someone held a flame to the mattresses.

Moss told Nagy he left the house after he smelled something burning and saw smoke rising from the vents. Nagy testified Moss told him he was going through a divorce, had financial concerns, had been out of work for several years and had quarreled with his girlfriend earlier that day.

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Excerpts from the DailyHerald.com:

Plans for a 102-unit senior complex on Euclid Avenue in Palatine are on hold amid village council concerns over whether ambulance service could be provided to the property in a timely manner.

Grandbrier of Palatine would be on nearly 5 acres on Euclid across the street from Harper College. The seniors complex would occupy a site where National Technical Systems operated until moving in January.

But Palatine Fire Chief Scott Andersen raised concern at Monday’s village council session about paramedics being unable to reach Grandbrier residents fast enough in medical emergencies. He said Palatine has a six-minute, 30-second benchmark for ambulance response times, which would unlikely be achieved for the Grandbrier because it’s on the periphery of the department’s coverage area.

Village council members agreed to table the Grandbrier proposal. They said Grandbrier representatives will have an opportunity to meet with Andersen in an effort to devise an acceptable plan for medical staffing capable of assisting residents 24 hours a day and bridging any ambulance gap in emergencies.

“What level of service would I need as a comfort level within that facility?” Andersen said. “That would be an equivalent of advanced life-support level of service that you would get with certified paramedics in the state of Illinois.”

Under the plan, the former National Technical Systems building would be demolished to accommodate the assisted living and memory care facility. There would be a three-story building with 70 assisted-living rental units and a one-story section with 32 apartments, including three companion suites designed for seniors with dementia.

Grandbrier Senior Living development director Chris Rintz said after the meeting that he’d want to meet with Andersen as soon as possible. He said the company does not have an alternative site in Palatine and that the village has profound need for the proposed upscale, private-pay facility.

Rintz, who is Winnetka’s village president, told the Palatine council that the plan already called for 24-hour-a-day, state-qualified medical professionals on site. He said registered nurses would be on duty 16 hours a day, with other coverage from licensed practical nurses and certified nursing assistants.

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