Station 81

Station 81

Construction was completed on the newest Palatine fire station on the corner of Quentin Road and Echo Lane in April 2011. It replaces Station 81s old facility on Dundee Road 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.


  1. Engine 81
  2. Ambulance 81
  3. Reserve Engine
  4. UTV 81
  5. Utility Pickup

E81Engine 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 1.5 inch to 4 inches 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 foot and 14 foot ground ladders, and a pre-piped deck gun capable of flowing 1,000 gallons per minute.

Station 81 With Apparatus