Station 83

Station 83

Station 83 was built in 2003, and is located within a stone’s throw of Illinois Route 53, and for good reason. Formerly known as Station 20, this station responds to a large majority of the incidents that occur on this main thoroughfare, due to its close proximity and easy access to the roadway heading either direction. Staffed by a Lieutenant and 4 Firefighter / Paramedics, Ambulance and Quint 83 are frequently responding to car accidents on Route 53, emergency medical responses to nearby residential mid-rises, and calls on a long stretch of Northwest Highway as part of their district. Reserve Quint 83 is housed at this station as a replacement vehicle if one of the fire department’s other aerials needs repair, or if there is a large incident that occurs within Palatine. In such an event, off-duty firefighters will respond from home and staff the unit to help cover the additional call volume that may occur throughout Palatine.


  1. Quint 83
  2. Ambulance 83
  3. Reserve Quint

Quint 83

Quint 83 is a 2009 Pierce Impel XM quint. It has a 75 foot main aerial ladder, a 1,500 gallon per minute fire pump, and a 500 gallon water tank. In addition, it carries over 1,500 feet of hose and over 140 feet of ground ladders. A pre-piped waterway on the aerial ladder supplies a master stream device that can flow over 800 gallons per minute. This vehicle carries a selection of forcible entry tools, a thermal imaging camera, and self-contained breathing apparatus. This unit, like all of our apparatus, is equipped with a selection of Advanced Life Support medical equipment.

Station 83 With Apparatus