Open House

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Our popular live burn demonstrations show firefighting techniques, and demonstrate the effectiveness of automatic sprinklers.Have you ever wondered what a fire truck looks like up close, how to use a fire hose, or what a fire station looks like? Now is your chance! Families are invited to join members of the Palatine Fire Department at our Annual Fire Department Open House on
Saturday, October 3 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Fire Station 84 (220 W. Illinois Avenue).

Take a tour of the fire station, get up close with the equipment used to keep the citizens of Palatine safe, and take part in numerous fun and exciting activities like spraying a fire hose and using a fire extinguisher. This is a great opportunity to meet
your local firefighters, witness live educational demonstrations, and to learn more about the services the department offers the community. A Flight for Life helicopter is even scheduled to land at the event.

Support agencies such as the Palatine Police Department, NICOR, ComEd, Northwest Community Hospital, St. Alexis Medical Center, Northwest Central Dispatch, and Palatine Emergency Management Agency among others that will also Palatine community.

The Annual Fire Department Open House is an event the entire community will enjoy while learning valuable fire safety tips. We look forward to seeing you there.

Vehicle Extrication demonstrations are a popular feature of the event.

The Hazardous Materials Team displays its special equipment.  All Palatine Fire Department special teams have displays at the Open House.

It's never too early to learn fire safety, such as the proper way to use a fire extinguisher.

There are plenty of "hands-on" demonstations for young and old alike!There are lots of kid's activities, including the chance to operate a fire hose!Learn about the science of fire from "Mr. Wizard".


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