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MABAS Division 1 water rescue demonstration

A Water Rescue Demonstration Day event is being held by the Mutual Aid Box Alarm System (MABAS) Division 1 Water Rescue Team in Palatine on Sept. 8, 2016.  MABAS Division 1 includes a number of northwest suburban fire departments and fire protection districts serving communities including  Arlington Heights, Des Plaines, Elk Grove Village, Elk Grove Township, Hoffman Estates, Mount Prospect, Palatine, Palatine Rural (Inverness), Rolling Meadows, Schaumburg, Streamwood and Wheeling.


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Palatine Rural to lose BC positions

The position of Battalion 7 in MABAS Division 1 from the Palatine Rural Fire District will be removed at the beginning of May and Battalion 15 from Rolling Meadows will cover both districts. The two departments have entered into an agreement whereby the three existing Palatine Rural Battalion Chiefs will be reassigned to other duties including the new position of Training and Safety Officer for both departments.

The Daily Herald has an article which summarizes the new arrangements.

In an effort to operate more efficiently, the Palatine Rural Fire Protection District and the Rolling Meadows Fire Department recently agreed to reorganize and combine certain resources.

The departments last month entered into an intergovernmental agreement to share a training/safety officer and battalion chiefs.

Scott Mohr of Inverness-based Palatine Rural was promoted to assistant chief. He’ll work out of the Rolling Meadows Plum Grove Road station and be responsible for all training and safety for both departments.

The new partnership also reassigns Palatine Rural’s three battalion chiefs — two to administration and one to an engine as a company officer. Rolling Meadows’ battalion chiefs will provide incident command coverage on all three Palatine Rural shifts beginning May 1.

“Rolling Meadows wanted a training officer but couldn’t afford it, and my battalion chiefs weren’t being used to their fullest capacity because we don’t have a lot of calls,” (Palatine-Rural Chief Hank) Clemmensen said. “It’s a much more efficient way to operate.”

The complete article can be found HERE.

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New Mobile Ventilation Units for MABAS

Three new mobile ventilation units from Tempest Technology have been delivered to serve area MABAS divisions. They will be assigned to

Each identical unit features a Ford F550 chassis and the Tempest MVU-125 Lightweight Unit.

MABAS Division 10 Tempest Mobile Ventilation Unit

One of the new Mobile Ventilation Units built by Darley with a Tempest fan. Gordon J. Nord, Jr. photo

MABAS Division 27 Mobile Ventilation Unit Tempest

A 2011 Ford F550/Darley/Tempest Mobile Ventilation Unit for MABAS Division 27. Tim Olk photo

MABAS Division 27 Mobile Ventilation Unit Tempest

A rear shot showing the Tempest MVU-125 Lightweight Unit with bodywork by Darley. Gordon J. Nord, Jr. photo

MABAS Division 10 Mobile Ventilation Unit Tempest

Another shot of the unit for MABAS Division 10. Tim Olk photo

MABAS Mobile Ventilation Units Tempest

Three new Mobile Ventilation Units which will be distributed to MABAS Divisions 1, 10, and 27. Gordon J. Nord, Jr. photo

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MABAS Division membership changes

We have received information about the following fire departments and their MABAS Division affiliation changes. The website has been adjusted to reflect these changes.

– Itasca is now only in MABAS Division 12

– Rosemont is only in MABAS Division 20

– Streamwood is now in MABAS Division 1


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