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
Jun 50 108 158
Jul 52 119 171
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Dec
Total 331 778 1109

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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Welcome to the Official Website for the Prospect Heights Fire Protection District

The Prospect Heights Board of Fire Commissioners announces Full Time Firefighter/Paramedic testing, see information under EMPLOYMENT/FULL TIME

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Taking Aim!
Taking Aim!

PHFD helps out at the Dollars for Scholars Annual Golf Outing

PHFD Staff, August 24

On Friday August 21 the Prospect Heights Fire District participated in the Dollars for Scholars Golf Ball drop held at Old Orchard Golf Course. Rachael Campbell, who attends Loyola University, was this years’ recipient of the Dollars for Scholars Scholarship. Rachael was given the honor of dropping golf balls from the basket of the Tower Ladder 9. 1 golf ball actually landed in the hole from a height ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Child Safety Seat instructional video

Member David Jeglum, August 19

Working with Prospect Heights TV, the fire district produced this instructional video for install car seats.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/1xoih5q5fhswev8/Child%20Saftey%20Seat.mp4?s=ib&oref=e... (Full Story)


https://www.dropbox.com/s/1xoih5q5fhswev8/Child%20Saftey%20Seat.mp4?s=ib&oref=e
 
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Car Fire Tactics and Skills Practiced using Burning Van

PHFD Staff, August 09

Using a minivan donated to the PHFD by Gene’s Village Towing of Wheeling, Prospect Heights’ firefighters fought several small and large actual fires. With the minivan set on fire portable fire extinguishers were used first followed by hoses. The hose used fog (spray) nozzles and a piercing nozzle. The piercing nozzle allows the auto’s body or the wall of a building to be penetrated and water then ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Tank Trailer Firefighting Techniques Practiced

PHFD Staff, August 09

Using a semi-trailer as a prop, Prospect Heights’ firefighters practiced techniques for controlling and extinguishing fires involving hazardous materials and tanker trailers. Harper College’s Wolf Road campus is the home to a commercial truck driver training program and permitted the PHFD use of the tank trailer. The scenario posed to firefighters was a fire involving the tank trailer and product ... (Full Story & Photos)

Harper College's commercial truck driver training program allowed for a realistic simulation
Harper College's commercial truck driver training program allowed for a realistic simulation

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PHFD firefighter and aircraft service personnel extinguish actual fires for practice
PHFD firefighter and aircraft service personnel extinguish actual fires for practice

PH Firefighters Teach Fire Extinguisher Use

PHFD Staff, August 09

In July and August Prospect Heights firefighters presents hands-on training to aircraft service personnel at Chicago Executive (formerly Palwaukee) Airport. The Fixed Base Operators and Aircraft Charter companies at Chicago Executive Airport partner with the PHFD to ensure these personnel are well prepared should a fire break out. ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Camp “I Am Me” 25th Anniversary Trip

Member Lauren Clausen, July 10

On June 24th, 2015 Lieutenant Andrew Plonski and Administrative Assistant Lauren Clausen attended the Illinois Fire Safety Alliance’s (IFSA) Camp “I Am Me.” Camp “I Am Me” is a weeklong camp in which children and teenagers who have experienced injuries from burns get to spend time together participating in various activities while camping out at the YMCA Camp Duncan in Ingleside, Illinois. IFSA ... (Full Story & Photos)

Lt. Andrew Plonski and Administrative Assistant Lauren Clausen at the Camp I Am Me Burn Camp Appreciation Day Parade
Lt. Andrew Plonski and Administrative Assistant Lauren Clausen at the Camp I Am Me Burn Camp Appreciation Day Parade

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

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)

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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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