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Dec 0 0
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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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Crash Truck 39 Standby for President Obama

Deputy Chief Drew Smith, October 16

When President Obama visited Northwestern University on October 2nd the Prospect Heights Fire District was asked to provide a standby with its Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting vehicle, Crash Truck 39. Working with the Evanston Fire and Life Safety Service and the U.S. Secret Service, CT39 stood by at the lakefront where the president’s helicopter landed. Fortunately the event was uneventful from ... (Full Story & Photos)

The President's limousine with Crash Truck 39 standing by
The President's limousine with Crash Truck 39 standing by

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Thank you all for attending the Fire District Open House

Member Lauren Clausen, October 13

This past Saturday, October 11, 2014, the Prospect Heights Fire District opened its doors to residents during their annual Open House. Each year our annual Open House coincides with National Fire Prevention Week which commemorates the Great Chicago Fire of 1871. This year’s theme was smoke alarms and residents were invited to come learn about the important role smoke alarms play in keeping us safe. ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Firefighters extinguish rapidly spreading townhouse fire

Deputy Chief Drew Smith, October 10

At 2:35 on Friday, October 10 Prospect Heights firefighters were dispatched to 1425 Quaker Lane for a report of a townhouse on fire. Three engines, an aerial ladder truck, an ambulance, and the battalion chief initially responded. As the first fire engine arrived significant smoke was visible indicating a significant fire. The battalion chief arrived and requested additional assistance. A fourth engine, ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Apartment Fire Extinguished Quickly

Deputy Chief Drew Smith, October 06

On Sunday, October 5 at 11:45 a.m. firefighters were dispatched to a possible apartment fire at 509 Love Drive. On arrival dark smoke was seen coming from the building’s upper floor windows. When firefighters reached the apartment they needed to wear their air masks and force in the door because the residents were not home and the smoke was steadily streaming out around all sides of that door. It ... (Full Story & Photos)

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The Fire District Annual Open House is Saturday, October 11th.

Member Lauren Clausen, October 02

The Fire District will host its annual open house on Saturday, October 11th 2014, from 10 am to 2 pm at the headquarters station located at 10 E Camp McDonald Rd. Open House for the Fire District coincides with Fire Prevention Week which commemorates the great Chicago Fire of 1871.

This year’s Open House theme as selected by the National Fire Protection Association is “Working Smoke Alarms Save ... (Full Story)


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Hoseline Fall Edition has arrived

Member Lauren Clausen, October 02

Check out the newest edition of our semi-annual newsletter, Hoseline. In this edition we talk about our
upcoming annual open house, the story behind Smokey Bear, some changes within the Fire District Staff, how we train with neighboring communities, and a little history about one of our Deputy Chiefs.... (Full Story)


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Next Stop Ecuador!

Deputy Chief Timothy Jones, September 25

In recent stories, we spoke about the purchase of new firefighter protective clothing and ambulance cots. Those purchases have been made and the new equipment is issued and in use, so what happens to the old stuff?
Since American safety standards prevent us from using this equipment any longer, we have teamed up with Chicago firefighters to donate this equipment to Ecuador. A local group known ... (Full Story & Photos)

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