Full Fire Department Response at Hospital for Fire Drill When Switchboard Not Aware of Drill

Arlington Heights police and firefighter/paramedics responded about 1:03 p.m. Thursday to a report of a heater on fire at the Northwest Community Hospital Center for Specialty Medicine, 800 West Central Road. Emergency responders received a report that a heater was on fire near the registration area while weather outside was about 11°F. When firefighters arrived, they learned that a fire drill was in progress. Apparently the switchboard operator was not aware that the fire alert was a fire drill.

Rolling Meadows firefighter/paramedics assisted Arlington Heights on the response.



Stay informed with news from The Cardinal’s Emergencies Behind the Scenes Facebook page — Facebook.com/CardinalEmergencies. Includes links to favorite public safety and emergency rescuers and product manufacturers and safety companies that have facebook pages. Submit your pictures or just stay up-to-date on with fire, rescue, EMS and police photo galleries. Please add your public safety photo to the wall album — go direct to the Arlington Cardinal Emergencies Behind the Scenes photos. For a list of all of The Cardinal Facebook fan pages, go to Arlingtoncardinal.com/about/facebook …

Arlington Heights Fire Engine