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Excerpts from the DailyHerald.com:

The Palatine Fire Department will host a brief ceremony Sunday morning to recognize the service and sacrifice of three Palatine volunteer firefighters who died in the line of duty fighting a fire 47 years earlier.

On Feb. 23, 1973, volunteer firefighters John Wilson, Richard Freeman and Warren Ahlgrim lost their lives fighting a fire in the Ben Franklin store in downtown Palatine. The early morning fire started in the basement of the store and quickly spread throughout the building. Wilson, Freeman, and Ahlgrim were on the first hose line and died while fighting the fire in the basement of the store.

The memorial ceremony will be held at the Palatine Firefighter’s Memorial at the corner of North Brockway and West Slade streets in the village’s downtown. The Palatine Fire Honor Guard will step off from Station 85 at 39 E. Colfax at about 8:45 a.m. and march to the memorial. The ceremony will begin at about 9 a.m. and include a wreath presentation and ringing of the ceremonial fire bell honoring the three firefighters that paid the ultimate sacrifice 47 years ago.

The ceremony is open to the public and all are encouraged to attend.

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Palatine FD host 9/11 Memorial Ceremony

Palatine FD hosts 9/11 Memorial Ceremony

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Car into the building in Palatine, 6-7-19

Palatine firefighters were called to the Hobby Lobby at 615 E Dundee Rd around noon on Friday (6/7/19) for a car into the building. Callers said the car was on fire and the driver was unable to get out. Police officers arrived first and used fire extinguishers in an effort to put out the fire. The car was removed from the building, the fire was extinguished, and the driver was transported to the hospital. Palatine Rural and Hoffman Estates units assisted at the scene.

A Code 3 for smoke in a house was dispatched to another location in Palatine within minutes of this call and units from Arlington Heights and Buffalo Grove were sent to investigate that incident as most Palatine units were at the Hobby Lobby.

Car crashes into a building in Palatine IL and catches fire

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Car crashes into a building in Palatine IL and catches fire

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Palatine Rural FD Engine 36

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Deer Grove Forest Preserve brush fire 5-15-19

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Deer Grove Forest Preserve brush fire 5-15-19

Deer Grove Forest Preserve brush fire 5-15-19

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Deer Grove Forest Preserve brush fire 5-15-19

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Palatine firefighters responded Wednesday morning to the Deer Grove Forest Preserve for a large brush fire. Most of the Palatine companies were committed for several hours in addition to an engine from Arlington Heights, ATV brush unit from Hoffman Estates, and a Barrington Countryside tanker.  Access to attack the growing and traveling flames was difficult as companies had to work largely from business lots off of Rand Road that surround the property. The Forest Preserve District brush units responded as well and handled much of the final mop up after the bulk of the flames were extinguished.

Deer Grove Forest Preserve brush fire 5-15-19

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Deer Grove Forest Preserve brush fire 5-15-19

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Deer Grove Forest Preserve brush fire 5-15-19

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Deer Grove Forest Preserve brush fire 5-15-19

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Commercial fire in Rolling Meadows, 4-24-19

Rolling Meadows firefighters were sent to 2905 W. Algonquin Road Wednesday afternoon (4/24/19) for smoke in the building. This was the Egg’lectic Cafe. The alarm was upgraded to a Code 4 and later a MABAS Box Alarm when fire was discovered in the attic. The fire was contained to the attic area. An incomplete list of companies at the scene included: Rolling Meadows Engines 15 and 16, Ambulances 15 and 16, plus Battalion 15 and the department chiefs; Palatine Engine 84, Tower 84, Squad 85, Battalion 8, and two chief officers; Arlington Heights Tower 1, Engine 2, Engine 3, Ambulance 3, and a chief officer; Palatine Rural Engine 36 and a chief officer; Schaumburg Engine 52 and Squad 55; Elk Grove Township Engine 11; Elk Grove Village Engine 10, Mount Prospect Tower 13; Buffalo Grove Ambulance 25; and a Rosemont ambulance.

fire trucks in staging at fire scene

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Palatine FD Tower 85

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Firefighters vent commercial building roof

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Rolling Meadows FD Engine 16 with lines off

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Schaumburg FD firefighters covered with insulation after overhaul

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Press release about International Technical Rescue Competition

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