Station 81

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1215 N. Quentin Rd.
Station 81's new facility at 1215 N. Quentin Rd. meets current standards for fire station design.  It is located to best serve the needs of the residents of Northwest Palatine.

Construction was completed on the newest Palatine fire station on the corner of Quentin Road and Echo Lane in April, 2011.  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 Engine 81 or Ambulance 81, depending on the nature of the call. Any support apparatus then respond from other stations. In addition to Engine and Ambulance 81, this station houses our Reserve Engine.

Engine 81 is a 2014 Ferrara equipped with a 1,500 gallon per minute pump and a 500 gallon water tank.

Engine 81

 Engine 81 is a 2014 Ferrara Igniter pumper with a 1,500 gallon per minute pump, a 500 gallon water tank and over 2,000 feet of fire hose, ranging from 1 ½“ to 4” sizes. It is equipped with Advanced Life Support medical gear and carries a thermal imaging camera and a selection of hand and power tools for firefighting and rescue. It also has a hydraulic generator and flood lights, 28’ and 14’ ground ladders, and a pre-piped deck gun capable of flowing 1,000 gallons per minute.


 Ambulance 81Ambulance 81 is one of five advanced life support ambulances operated by the Palatine Fire Department.

Ambulance 81 is a 2005 Wheeled Coach ambulance, mounted on an International chassis. It is equipped with a full complement of state-of-the-art Advanced Life Support medical equipment, including a monitor / defibrillator / external pacemaker with 12-lead ECG capability, advanced airway equipment which includes a transport ventilator and a CPAP unit, medications, immobilization and patient transfer devices, and trauma supplies. It also has a cold water rescue suit and water rescue rope along with life vests, as well as basic forcible entry tools and self-contained breathing apparatus for fire responses.

Reserve Engine 81Reserve Engine

Our Reserve Engine is a 2001 E-One Protector pumper with a 1,500 gallon per minute pump, a 750 gallon water tank and over 2,000 feet of fire hose, ranging from 1 ½“ to 4” sizes. It is equipped with Advanced Life Support medical gear and carries basic firefighting and rescue tools. It also has a 5000 watt generator and flood lights, 28' and 14' ground ladders and a pre-piped deck gun capable of flowing 1,000 gallons per minute. This vehicle formerly served as Engine 81. This this unit can be staffed in the event of a significant, long-term incident or multiple incidents that require off-duty personnel to be called back to work.

UTV 81 is a 2015 Polaris Utility Terrain Vehicle with a medical bed insert.UTV 81

UTV-81 is a 2015 Polaris 6-wheel Utility Terrain Vehicle.  It is equipped with a medical bed that carries a Stokes litter and Basic Life Support equipment to provide care for a patient and transportation capability.  It can be used in rough, off-road terrain such as Deer Grove Forest Preserve, or to provide service in tight congested areas such as during festivals or other events.  It can also be used to transport personnel, equipment and supplies into difficult to access areas such as during water rescue or technical rescue incidents, and it also has value in assisting responses during weather extremes or for brush fires.  It has its own trailer that it is used to transport it to or from scenes.


The MABAS Boat Pack has a rigid hulled boat, and inflatable boat, and a Rapid Deployment Craft on a custom trailer to support a variety of water rescue responses.MABAS Boat Pack

Palatine is the host department for MABAS Divison 1's Boat Package.  The package consists of a 16' Rescue 1 Connector flat-bottom boat with a console-steered 40 hp Evinrude outboard motor, a 16' Zodiac inflatable boat with a tiller-steered 40 hp Evinrude outboard, and an inflatable Rapid Deployment Craft, which can be carried to a remote or difficult-to-access area and hand launched .  The boats are carried on a custom built double trailer, which also carries an extensive selection of water rescue equipment.  These boats can be used for a wide variety of water rescue missions, from open water dive operations to flood evacuations.  As a MABAS asset, they respond on any water rescue incident in Divison 1, and can be requested to respond to a water-related disaster anywhere in the state as part of Division 1's Water Rescue Task Force.

Utility PickupThis Ford F-250 pickup is used for utility duties, such as hauling supplies or plowing snow, and also carries equipment for our Fire Investigation Team.

This Ford F-250 pickup truck is used for multiple utility duties for the department, including snow plowing and equipment/supply hauling.  It can often be seen carrying training equipment such as smoke machines, training manikins, signage and tools to and from various training sites around the village.  In addition, it carries our Fire Investigation Team's gear, and responds as needed to supply the necessary equipment to support investigation activities at fire scenes.  It also is equipped with a hitch allowing it to tow any of our trailers to support various operations.



mbulance 81 and Engine 81 respond out of this station located at 1215 N. Quentin Rd. in Palatine


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