Fire Department

Fire Chief Scott Andersen

Message from the Fire Chief

Welcome to the Palatine Fire Department website. We hope you take some time to look through our site in order to better understand the many services we provide. 

The Palatine Fire Department annually responds to approximately 8,000 requests for Fire and EMS calls. Our department protects over 69,000 residents within a 13.5 square mile area. We also participate in Automatic Aid Agreements with five of our neighboring communities, including Arlington Heights, Rolling Meadows, Palatine Rural, Long Grove and Lake Zurich. These agreements provide the closest fire station services as well as improved resource availability when multiple call situations occur. The Palatine Fire Department is also a fully active member of MABAS (the Mutual Aid Box Alarm System), Division 1.

In addition to our role of providing outstanding Fire and EMS service, the department also provides emergency response in the following specialty areas: hazardous materials, water rescue, urban search and rescue, above and below grade rescue and fire investigations. We also have full time personnel assigned to the Training and Fire Prevention Divisions. Our staff includes 91 sworn personnel and 5 civilians.

Stay safe and thank you for visiting our website!