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Palatine LODD Anniversary

Palatine FD Press Release

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This public service safety message is from the Palatine FD:

With the ever changing temperatures in Chicagoland, the Palatine Fire Department asks for your help in spreading the word about dangerous ice conditions.  Last month’s reporting on the 11-year-old that fell through the ice in Naperville is a great reminder about the dangers of going onto frozen lakes and ponds.  The Palatine Fire Department, in cooperation with the Rolling Meadows Fire Department, and the Palatine Rural Fire Protection District, provides water and ice rescue services for the greater Palatine, Rolling Meadows, and Inverness area. 

When confronted with a water or ice recue:

Call 911 Immediately.

Reach – use an object to reach out to a victim to pull them to safety.

Throw – throw the victim a personal flotation device or anything else that will float.

Row –  if a boat is available and the water is open (no ice), row to the victim and have them hold onto the boat.

Go – Go for help.  The most dangerous thing you can do is go out onto the ice or into the water to rescue someone.

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New engine for Palatine

From the Pierce Flickr page:

Pierce Villiage of Palatine, IL 32677

Palatine FD Engine 84

Pierce Enforcer engine for Palatine. Pierce composite

thanks Daniel, Ron and Tom

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Working fire in Palatine, 1-28-19

The Palatine FD received multiple calls reporting a house on fire at 635 E. Thornhill Drive late Monday night (1/28/19). A header was visible while companies were en route and the response was upgraded to a Code 4 Working Fire. Arriving units found fire traveling up the outside of the house in the B-sector. The fire was extinguished quickly with minimal extension inside the house. All Palatine companies were at the scene plus an engine from Arlington Heights and a Buffalo Grove ambulance. 

damage to house from fire at night

Larry Shapiro photo

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Commercial fire in Palatine, 1-25-19 (more)

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Firefighters at winter fire scene

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Firefighters at winter fire scene

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Firefighter carrying hose at fire scene

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Firefighters at winter fire scene

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Palatine Rural FPD Engine 36

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Firefighters at winter fire scene

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Palatine FD Deputy Chief Patrick Gratzianna

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Firefighters overhaul after fire

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Palatine FD Tower 85

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Palatine FD press release - apartment fire 1/26/19

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Commercial fire in Palatine, 1-25-19

Palatine, Palatine Rural, and Rolling Meadows firefighters responded to a reported kitchen fire at Durty Nellies at 180 Smith Street in Palatine Friday morning.

kitchen fire at Durty Nellies at 180 Smith Street in Palatine

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kitchen fire at Durty Nellies at 180 Smith Street in Palatine

Tim McLaughlin photo

 

Excerpts from the NWHerald.com:

According to Palatine Deputy Fire Chief Patrick Gratzianna, the fire department received an activated fire alarm at approximately 10:17 a.m. and crews were on scene six minutes later. “Police arrived first and notified us they had visual flames and smoke, so we bumped up the call to a Code 4” he said.

Crews extended a hose line into the kitchen’s hood, grill and duct area, but gas was feeding the fire. Nicor crews arrived and shut off gas to the building, and the remaining fire quickly went out.

kitchen fire at Durty Nellies at 180 Smith Street in Palatine

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Palatine Fire Department Press Release

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press release urging fire pit safety

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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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