2015 Incidents
Fire EMS Total
Jan 46 137 183
Feb 39 93 132
Mar 62 102 164
Apr 43 101 144
May 39 118 157
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Total 229 551 780

Annual Call Stats
Year EMS Fire Total
2005 1621
2006 1619
2007 1700
2008 1989
2009 1688
2010 1659
2011 1768
2012 1238 592 1830
2013 1231 623 1854
2014 1359 697 2056
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Members Train with Live Fire at Donated House

Member David Jeglum, July 03

On June 26th members of the fire district were able to train with live fire by a house donated for that use by Scott DeGraf of Prospect Heights. Crews were able to practice "real life" type scenarios by setting fires in different parts of the house and then go in and practice putting out the fire. This type of training is invaluable to firefighters as it gives them a chance to perform the normal ... (Full Story & Photos)

A crew prepares to make entry and advance the hoseline.
A crew prepares to make entry and advance the hoseline.

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Independence Day Parade

Member Lauren Clausen, June 30

We hope you have a safe and enjoyable 4th of July weekend and don’t forget to come out and see us at the annual Prospect Heights Independence Day Parade on Saturday, July 4th starting at 9:30 AM. The route will be begin from the Metra Station and will end at the Hebron Church. The parade will take off from the Metra Station and head north on Wolf Road. The parade will then continue west on Camp McDonald ... (Full Story)


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The Dangers of Fireworks and Sparklers

Member Lauren Clausen, June 30

The Prospect Heights Fire Protection District wants to remind its residents to be smart and safe this 4th of July Holiday weekend. Never leave children unattended with sparklers and remember that it is illegal to set off fireworks in Illinois.

In 2013 there were 11,400 firework-related injuries treated in emergency departments (31% increase from 2012) in which 65% of such injuries were treated ... (Full Story & Photos)

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State Fire Marshal releases Fireworks safety information.

Deputy Chief Timothy Jones, June 24

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT:
Monday, June 22, 2015 Jacquelyn Reineke: (312) 485-8227


FIREWORKS POSE SAFETY HAZARD

SPRINGFIELD – With the upcoming Fourth of July holiday, the Office of the State Fire Marshal reminds Illinois residents to leave fireworks to the experts. Many injuries and fires occur each year from these devices and therefore should be used only by trained professionals.

Fireworks ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Small Electrical Fire on Derbyshire

Deputy Chief Drew Smith, June 18

About 4:30 a.m. on June 16 Prospect Heights firefighters responded to a house on Derbyshire Lane. Occupants reported there was smoke in the basement. A fire in the electrical panel was discovered. ComEd was requested to respond as the panel could not be shut off and there was an issue with the electric meter as well. Firefighters cleared the house of smoke and stood by until ComEd arrived. No injuries ... (Full Story & Photos)

PHFD Tanker 9 supplies water to Engine 9 on Derbyshire Lane
PHFD Tanker 9 supplies water to Engine 9 on Derbyshire Lane

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FF Donny Miller (right) holding his diploma. Lt. Paul Miller, Donny's brother, is on the left and attended the ceremony along with Donny's family and PHFD Deputy Chief Drew Smith
FF Donny Miller (right) holding his diploma. Lt. Paul Miller, Donny's brother, is on the left and attended the ceremony along with Donny's family and PHFD Deputy Chief Drew Smith

FF Donny Miller Graduates from Paramedic School

PHFD Staff, June 18

Last night Firefighter Donny Miller graduated from the Northwest Community Hospital paramedic class. A ceremony awarding diplomas was held in the auditorimum of the hospital. The class began last fall and met five days a week for six months. The 900 hours of classroom, lab, and clinical education was followed by a field internship. During his internship Donny worked with licensed paramedics and performed ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Water supply operations with AHFD

Deputy Chief Drew Smith, June 12

Prospect Heights and Arlington Heights firefighters trained together on the tactics and skills of water supply. With much of Prospect Heights without fire hydrants water for fires must be pumped a far distance. The PHFD uses a large water tanker truck to bring 3000 gallons to the scene for initial operations. If this is inadequate then large hose, often referred to as “above-ground water main” is ... (Full Story & Photos)

PHFD Tanker 9 supplies AHFD Engine
PHFD Tanker 9 supplies AHFD Engine

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Protecting Your Children in Your Home

Member David Jeglum, May 31

Here's more information from "Safe Kids Worldwide" that discusses a report to the nation that was completed in February 2015. In this report there's discussion about 2,200 children who die each year from an injury in the home. 3.5 million go to the emergency department for the kinds of injuries that commonly happen in homes.

Here's the whole report:

... (Full Story & Photos)

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Firefighters Get Update on Aircraft Features

Deputy Chief Drew Smith, May 21

Crashes and other incidents involving aircraft are a very real possibility for Prospect Heights and Wheeling firefighters. Over the past two decades both departments have responded to nearly three dozen such incidents on or near Chicago Executive (formerly Palwaukee) Airport. Being prepared for such emergencies is one of the many topics of training and practice annually.

On May 11, 12, and 13 members ... (Full Story & Photos)

Priester Assistant Director of Safety Mike Kotch points out fire suppression information on this particular aircraft.
Priester Assistant Director of Safety Mike Kotch points out fire suppression information on this particular aircraft.

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Water Safety Tips

Lt. David Jeglum, May 18

Memorial Day is around the corner and pools around the area will be opening, beaches will be buzzing with people and overall the official start of the summer swimming season commences. Here's some water safety tips from the "Safe Kids Worldwide" website that you'll find helpful.


Swimming

Be safe when swimming - know the tips!We know water is everywhere. So to make water safety easy, we divided ... (Full Story & Photos)

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