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Palatine dedicates new station


Last week, the Palatine Fire Department formally dedicated their newest station. Station 81 at 1215 N. Quentin Road was actually occupied went into service in the beginning of May. Images of the new and old stations were posted HERE. The Daily Herald covered the event and published an article with photos of the ceremony.

A ribbon-cutting ceremony, tours and a fire engine and ambulance on display were all a part of the festivities that marked the grand opening of Fire Station 81 by the Palatine Fire Department on Saturday. (June 11th)

The original fire station, at 455 W. Dundee Road, will be taken over by the Palatine Masonic Lodge, which had to vacate its location at 150 W. Wilson St. due to the Palatine and Plum Grove improvement project.

The complete Daily Herald article can be found HERE.

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Palatine moves into new station

Palatine Fire Department new Station 81

Palatine moved into the new Station 81 on May 2, 2011. Larry Shapiro photo

At the beginning of May, Palatine closed Station 81 at 455 W. Dundee Road and moved into the new Station 81 at 1215 N. Quentin Road. According to the Palatine website:

Construction is nearly complete on this new fire station on the corner of Quentin Road and Echo Lane.  It replaces Station 81’s old facility on Dundee Rd. with one better located to serve our residents in the northwestern section of Palatine, as well as one that can more efficiently fill the needs of 21st century fire / rescue operations.  We moved into this station and began to run calls from this location on May 2, 2011.

Station 81 is staffed by three members; typically a Lieutenant and two firefighter / paramedics. They staff either the quint or the ambulance, depending on the nature of the call. Any support apparatus then respond from other stations. In addition to Quint and Ambulance 81, this station houses our Reserve Squad and our Reserve Command vehicle.

Palatine Fire Department new Station 81

Palatine Station 81 is farther west than the previous station which was inherited from the Palatine Rural Fire Protection District. Larry Shapiro photo

Palatine Fire Department old Station 81

Previously, Palatine ran out of this station on Dundee Road. Larry Shapiro photo

Previous posts during the new station construction can be found HERE and HERE.

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