Mutual Aid

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Arlington Heights Engine 4 responds in to a MABAS Box Alarm in Palatine.The Mutual Aid Box Alarm System (usually referred to by the acronym MABAS) is an organization that has been in existence since the late 1960s. MABAS is made up of member fire departments organized to respond to large, challenging emergency incidents that exceed one department’s capabilities and require assistance from other communities, including major fires, multiple simultaneous EMS requests, disasters, water rescues and drownings, hazardous material releases/spills, ice rescue, trench and structural collapses, and large multi-casualty situations.

Palatine proudly belongs to MABAS Division 1, the first MABAS group organized in the State of Illinois. We also belong to Illinois MABAS which organizes and joins together all MABAS divisions, ready to assist one another in time of need.

Personnel from Palatine, Arlington Heights, Rolling Meadows and Palatine Rural get familiarization training on Schaumburg Squad 55A, which carries MABAS Division 1's heavy rescue equipment for response division-wide.Palatine ambulance crew participates in a MABAS Mass Casualty drill in Long Grove.Crews from numerous Division 1 fire departments, including Palatine, participate at a multi-company, multi-department drill in Arlington Heights.

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