2015 Incidents
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Jan 46 137 183
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Total 46 137 183

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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Farewell Squadzilla, Thank you for your service to Prospect Heights.

D/C Timothy Jones, February 25

Our 1996 “Squadzilla” is headed for semi-retirement at the Jay Vermont Volunteer Fire Department. Squadzilla was nicknamed by visiting children due to the dragon cartoon on her side.

Purchased new in 1996, Squadzilla was originally designed to bring every conceivable tool to the scene of an incident due to the fact that back in the 90’s we only had 3 firefighters on duty manning one vehicle, said ... (Full Story & Photos)

Photo of the Squadzilla decal on Squad 9
Photo of the Squadzilla decal on Squad 9

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Extreme Cold Weather Safety Tips

Member David Jeglum, February 19

Is it cold enough for ya? Some good ideas from the CDC for extremely cold weather include:

Winter Survival Kit for Your Home

Keep several days’ supply of these items:
• Food that needs no cooking or refrigeration, such as bread, crackers, cereal, canned foods, and dried fruits. Remember baby food and formula if you have young children.
• Water stored in clean containers, or purchased bottled water ... (Full Story & Photos)

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HOW SAFE IS THE ICE?

B/C Mark Oeltgen, January 29

The Prospect Heights Fire District recently conducted training with the Wheeling Fire Department to plan for just such an emergency. With Winter well underway, people are venturing more often outdoors. Some of those activities find people out on ice covered lakes and ponds. Members of both Fire Departments want to remind everyone that ice on area lakes and ponds is not always safe. Underwater springs, ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Do You Know the Signs of a Stroke?

Member David Jeglum, January 27

Stroke is the number four killer in the United States behind heart disease, cancer, and emphysema. Stroke can be prevented by good diet, regular doctor visits, watching your cholesterol and being compliant with your blood pressure medication. Despite these measures stroke can still happen. Of course it's when we least expect it and always the most inconvenient time - middle of the game or the quilting ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Prospect Heights Sent to Help with Norwood Park Fire

Member David Jeglum, January 12

Prospect Heights Fire District helped the Norwood Park Fire Department with their fire on the morning of January 7th, 2015. The temperatures were below zero and many of the hydrants had frozen along with several fire engines whose pumps weren't working optimally. Tanker 9 from Prospect Heights was sent via MABAS (Mutual Aid Box Alarm System) to provide water with 3,000 gallons and shuttled to nearby ... (Full Story)


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Prepare Your Vehicle for the Cold

Member David Jeglum, January 06

Here's some helpful tips for preparing your vehicle for this extremely cold weather (courtesy of www.ready.gov):

Check or have a mechanic check the following items on your car:
•Antifreeze levels - ensure they are sufficient to avoid freezing.
•Battery and ignition system - should be in top condition and battery terminals should be clean.
•Brakes - check for wear and fluid levels.
•Exhaust system ... (Full Story & Photos)

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2014 Service Awards and Firefighter of the Year announced

Member Lauren Clausen, December 26

During the holiday season the Fire District takes time to acknowledge and thank its members for their continued support and dedication throughout the year. Each year Fire Chief Donald R. Gould Jr. presents members with service awards upon completion of their milestone years. This year the district held an employee recognition luncheon to show its appreciation. The Prospect Heights Fire District ... (Full Story)


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Holiday Safety Tips

Member David Jeglum, December 10

During this time of year we seem to open ourselves up to all kinds of hazards that we don't normally experience the rest of the year. The National Safety Council put together a fairly comprehensive list of items to keep in mind during this holiday season from decorations to vehicle preparedness. Check out the link for more information.

http://www.nsc.org/NSCDocuments/Holiday-Safety-Tips.pdf

... (Full Story & Photos)

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Prospect Heights Fire District teams up with Wheeling Fire Department to train for airport

Timothy Jones, November 11

Annually the firefighters from Prospect Heights Fire District and Wheeling Fire Department travel to the simulator at O’Hare International Airport to practice techniques used during an aircraft emergency.

This simulator is a propane fired mock up that allows safe training on an actual 757 passenger aircraft. The computerized control room allows fires on the ground and any area of the aircraft. ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Squad 9
Squad 9

Squad 9 helps out Arlington Heights FD

PHFD Staff, November 01

Prospect Heights Squad 9 responded to Arlington Heights Fire Station 2 and provided coverage for the village while AHFD members battled a kitchen fire. These "change-of-quarters" happens routinely when a community's fire department commits all its personnel and vehicles at one fire. The change of quarters company then stands by in the stricken community's fire station in case there is another emergency. ... (Full Story & Photos)

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