2016 Incidents
Fire EMS Total
Jan 44 112 156
Feb 56 92 148
Mar 54 116 170
Apr 46 92 138
Total 200 412 612

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
2015 1317 629 1946

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The Fire District is accepting applications for experienced part time Firefighter/Paramedics, see information under EMPLOYMENT/PART TIME

Mayor presents Chief Gould with Lifetime Achievement award

PHFD staff, May 15

At this year’s Mayor’s Breakfast held Saturday, April 30th Mayor Helmer presented Chief Gould with the PROSPECT HEIGHTS LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT award for his 49 years of service to the city as a member of the fire department.

Highlights of Chief Gould’s service with the Prospect Heights Fire Protection District include:
• Started in 1967 as volunteer firefighter cadet when in high school.
• Attended ... (Full Story & Photos)


PHFD staff, April 27

NOTICE OF REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS The Prospect Heights Fire Protection District will accept sealed proposals for Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus - SCBA. Specifications and all Contract Documents are available on-line on the Prospect Heights Fire Protection District’s web page at www.phfire.com or obtained from the Prospect Heights Fire Protection District’s at 10 E Camp McDonald Rd, Prospect Heights, ... (Full Story)

Several Members Recognized by State of Illinois for Years of Service

PHFD staff report, April 25

This year May 15th through 21st is EMS Week. During this annual event we recognize the contributions that quality Emergency Medical Services makes to the lives of our residents. The cornerstone to all of this is our paramedics. Given in five-year increments, the Illinois Department of Public Health recently presented several members with Years of Service Award.

Lieutenant Andrzej Plonski, 10 years ... (Full Story & Photos)

Crash Truck 39 responds to truck accident with fire on the tollway.

Gold Shift, B/C Alan Grzeslo, March 04

On Thursday March 3, 2016, at 1:30 in the afternoon, Crash Truck 39 was requested by the Deerfield Bannockburn Fire Protection District to respond to the Tri-State (94) for a semi-truck vs car accident and resulting fire. As a result of the accident, the semi-truck flipped on its right side, tearing the trailer and spilling its load across several lanes of the highway and rupturing the saddle fuel ... (Full Story & Photos)

Preparing for initial attack of fire
Preparing for initial attack of fire

Hoverboards seem to be at an increased risk of fire.

D/C Timothy Jones, February 26

A highland park home was damaged due to a fire starting in a hoverboard, the fire service has seen a spike in incidents related to hoverboards and we ask our residents to be safe when owning and storing these devices. See the news story shared on ABC7Chicago's web site for additional information about the Highland Park incident. ... (Full Story)

In Memoriam, Passing of retired Chief Donald Gould Sr.

D/C Timothy Jones, January 22

With sorrow we announce the death of retired Fire Chief Donald Gould Sr. Chief Gould Sr. served the Prospect Heights Fire District and our community from 1959 until retiring as Fire Chief in 1988.Gould Sr. is the father of current Fire Chief Donald Gould Jr. who currently serves as chief since 1988. During Gould Sr. 20 year tenure as fire chief from 1969 until 1988 his accomplishments included the ... (Full Story & Photos)

Are you considering demolition of an existing home or business?

Deputy Chief Drew Smith, January 09

The Prospect Heights Fire Protection District is always looking for homes to use in practicing fire fighting skills such as searching for trapped victims, forcing open of doors and windows, cutting of roofs and walls to attack fire, and burning of small fires inside rooms to simulate a real fire. All of these things can be done using an existing building that is scheduled for demolition. The use ... (Full Story & Photos)

Let's ring in a fire safe New Year

PHFD staff, December 29

If you’re like many Americans, you’re starting off the New Year with a resolution to improve your health. As you work towards your resolution, consider one additional step to maintain your health: fire prevention. The U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) is urging everyone to make 2016 a healthy and fire-safe year.

Most people say they feel safest at home. But data shows 83% of all fire deaths in the ... (Full Story & Photos)

Move Over Law

PHFD staff, December 24

The Move Over Law requires drivers to slow down and move over a lane for any emergency vehicle with flashing lights.

This protects firefighters, police officers and maintenance workers during the course of their duties.

Everyday Examples
• You are traveling on the interstate and you see an accident scene with emergency vehicle flashing its lights. You, as the motorist, must change lanes and reduce ... (Full Story & Photos)

Scenes from the October 10 Annual Open House

PHFD Staff, November 17

This year's open house included a demonstration of the value of residential fire sprinklers. Two identical rooms were set on fire, one with fire sprinklers and one without fire sprinklers.

Within a few minutes the unsprinklered room (one of the right) was completely destroyed by fire and required a few hundred gallons of water to be extinguished. This fire would have filled the entire home with ... (Full Story & Photos)

Comparison of room fires. Left room has fire sprinklers. Right room did not.
Comparison of room fires. Left room has fire sprinklers. Right room did not.


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