Palatine Fire Department Open House Today

In conjunction with Fire Prevention Week, the Palatine Fire Department is hosting its annual Open House on Saturday, October 10, at Fire Station 84, 220 W. Illinois Ave. from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The Palatine Fire Department’s Dive Rescue, Hazardous Materials, Technical Rescue and Bike Medic teams will will be on display throughout the day.

Fire extinguisher training, vehicle extrication demonstrations, representatives from local hospitals, representatives from the Palatine Police Department and the Palatine Emergency Management Agency (including the Palatine Community Emergency Response Team), and the Palatine Fire Department Public Education Trailer will also be present throughout the day.

Also included is a flashover room/residential sprinkler demonstration and a fire behavior demonstration by “Mr. Wizard.”

The tentative schedule of events is:

* Mr. Wizard Fire Behavior Demonstration …………………..11:00 a.m.

* Flashover/sprinkler room demonstration ………………………… noon

* Vehicle/equipment displays and station tours ………………10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

* Public education trailer display ………………………………………. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

* Fire extinguisher operation ………………………………………………..10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

* Vehicle extrication demonstrations …………………………………………..10 a.m. to 2 p.m.