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updated: 3/8/2013 2:12 PM

Palatine, Rolling Meadows officials suit up for fire fighting training

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  • Video: Palatine fire training

  • Palatine Village Manager Reid Ottesen, left, learns about forcible entry through a doorway from Palatine firefighter/paramedic Kevin Burris. Several elected and appointed officials participated in the fire training session Friday on the former Camelot property in Palatine.

       Palatine Village Manager Reid Ottesen, left, learns about forcible entry through a doorway from Palatine firefighter/paramedic Kevin Burris. Several elected and appointed officials participated in the fire training session Friday on the former Camelot property in Palatine.
    JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer

  • Tim Millar, who is running unopposed in the upcoming election for the Palatine village council District 1 seat, learns how to ventilate a roof. Several elected and appointed officials participated in the fire training session Friday on the former Camelot property in Palatine.

       Tim Millar, who is running unopposed in the upcoming election for the Palatine village council District 1 seat, learns how to ventilate a roof. Several elected and appointed officials participated in the fire training session Friday on the former Camelot property in Palatine.
    JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer

 
Daily Herald report

Several elected and appointed officials took part in a Fire Ops 101 training session Friday under the guidance of firefighters from the Palatine, Palatine Rural and Rolling Meadows fire departments.

They headed to the former Camelot School property in Palatine for the hands-on fire fighting and rescue operations workshop, which started with them suiting up in the proper protective equipment. The vacant buildings once used by a school for troubled youth now are used for fire training.

Officials learned how to use a self-contained breathing apparatus, battle a live fire, conduct victim searches, advance a charged hose line, raise ladders and ventilate smoke from the building.

The three fire departments, which regularly train together, put on the workshop to give officials a better understanding of the work they do.

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