Posts Tagged Palatine Fire Department

New engine for Palatine

From macqueeneq.com: 

Pierce Enforcer fire engine

Pierce composite

  • Job Number:35091
  • Chassis: Enforcerâ„¢
  • Body: Pumper
  • Actual Overall Height: 10? 0?
  • Engine: Cummins L9
  • Horsepower: 450 hp
  • Front Suspension: Leaf
  • Rear Suspension: Spring
  • Electrical System: Hard Wired
  • Pump: Hale Midship
  • Pump GPM: 1,500 gpm
  • Tank: Water
  • Tank Size: 750 Gallons

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Working fire in Palatine, 12-23-20 (more)

Photos from Mike Fox and Steve Redick plus a video from the Working fire in Palatine, 12-23-20

 

building fire with mansard roof

Steve Redick photo

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Working fire in Palatine, 12-23-20 (more)

Photos and video from Jimmy Bolf of the Working fire in Palatine, 12-23-20

damage to apartment with mansard roof

Jimmy Bolf photo

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Working fire in Palatine, 12-23-20 (more)

Brief video by Larry Shapiro of the Working fire in Palatine, 12-23-20

 

 

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Working fire in Palatine, 12-23-20

Palatine firefighters were called for an apartment fire in the Woodhaven apartments at 15 B Dundee Quarter Drive Wednesday morning. Engine 82 reported seeing the header from Dundee Road and found heavy fire on the third floor upon arrival. They used a blitz attack right away with their deck gun as lines were pulled to make an interior attack. The attic was well involved with flames venting through the roof. As other Palatine units arrived and took additional lines inside, the majority of the fire was extinguished in short order. The building’s design included a mansard roof which created concerns for hidden fire and the potential for communication around the fire wall to the next building. Vent holes were cut into the mansard on the B side and flames were again visible through the roof as Arlington Heights Tower 1 was preparing to deploy a master stream. Interior companies handled the remaining fire and the master stream was not used. At one point a master stream from Palatine Quint 83 was used to wash down the exterior in sector A.

Personnel from Long Grove, Buffalo Grove, Arlington Heights, and Rolling Meadows assisted at the scene.

building fire with mansard roof

Larry Shapiro photo

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Palatine Fire Department Memorial Ceremony

Palatine Fire Department press release

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Palatine FD host 9/11 Memorial Ceremony

Palatine FD to host 9/11 Memorial Ceremony

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Palatine Fire Department news

Palatine FD Press release

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Palatine Fire Department news

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 Fire Department news

Palatine FD Press Release

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