Special Response Teams

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Pneumatic shoring is used to secure a trench in an emergency, allowing a safer environment for rescuers to work in.The Palatine Fire Department operates four special response teams: the Water Rescue Team, Hazardous Materials Team, Technical Rescue (or Urban Search and Rescue) Team and Fire Investigation Team.  Each of these teams consists of members who have gone through a selection process, then received additional specialized training and who continue to maintain continuing education in their field.  These teams are all part of their respective MABAS Division 1 combined teams, and through MABAS are deployable throughout the state of Illinois for large-scale disasters.

All four of our teams operate as combined teams with the Palatine Rural Fire District.  In the event of an incident anywhere in either jurisdiction requiring a team response, on-duty team members from both departments respond.  Vehicles and equipment for the teams are maintained at Palatine Fire Department facilities.

Boat 81 and Dive Team personnel participate in a training session.                Shift personnel practice decontamination procedures with members of the Hazardous Materials Team.


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