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2013 1231 623 1854
2014 1359 697 2056
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Welcome to the Prospect Heights Fire District 

 

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Fire District Welcomes Three New Members

Battalion Chief Mark Oeltgen, January 10

Three new candidates have begun their fire service careers with the Prospect Heights Fire District. Recruit Firefighters Max Driscoll, Patrick Delano, and Tyler Hill have completed 3 days of orientation this week. This was in preparation for their fire academy class starting Monday the 15th at the NIPSTA Fire Academy. NIPSTA (Northeastern Illinois Public Safety Training Academy) is in Glenview and ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Prospect Heights Firefighters and Police Officers help make Christmas a little brighter for some PH residents.

D/C Timothy Jones, December 26

For the last 12 years, Firefighters and Police officers have teamed up with the City Hall, Mayor's Office, Lions, Park District, Rotary, PH Garden Club, PH Kids Care, and residents to raise money to support children whom have been identified by the local school social workers as in need of a little support. Winter clothing and a small holiday gift is provided to the children and the parents are supported ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Instructor  Brian Kazmierzak reviews fire growth/ behavior with the duty crews
Instructor Brian Kazmierzak reviews fire growth/ behavior with the duty crews

Firefighters Review Fire Behavior Lessons

Battalion Chief Mark Oeltgen, December 26

Prospect Heights fire fightersspent time using small scale houses to review fire behavior and ventilation considerations. Division Chief Brian Kazmierzak (a reource and subject matter expert from an indiana fire department) was on hand to facilitate the review and aid in using the props. Fire fighters reviewed how modern furnishings inside homes has changed the speed in which fires change inside ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Close Call for Local Family

Battalion Chief Mark Oeltgen, December 25

Prospect Heights Fire Fighters, as well as crews from Arlington Hts, Wheeling and Long Grove responded to N. Drury Ln on the evening of Christmas Day. Residents had been out of the house for Christmas day celebrations. Upon their return home they discovered smoke in the house. They called 911 which summoned a structure fire response consisting of 3 engines, 2 tanker trucks, 1 ladder truck, 1 squad ... (Full Story & Photos)

Crews had to remove a toilet and breach a wall to gain access to the fire
Crews had to remove a toilet and breach a wall to gain access to the fire

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No Caption Small roof fire quickly extinguished

Fire Chief Drew Smith, December 16

Prospect Heights firefighters respoinded on Friday, 12/15 at 6:47p.m. to a report of smoke in or from the building in the 1200 block of north Elmhurst road. On arrival nothing was seen. After investigation fire was discovered in the roof near an exhaust fan for one of the several restaurants in the strip mall. A working fire response was requested sending additional firefighters to the scene. One ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Two New FireFighters Join the Team

Battalion Chief Mark Oeltgen, December 15

Two new firefighters graduated from the fire academy Friday 12/15/17, completeing a long 9 weeks of basic training. Candidates Matthew Dyer and Rob Loverher now move onto the next phase of their training. They will perform 60 hours of orientation to the district, and then will begin their assigned shift. Their 9 weeks of training taught them the basics of fire supression, and rescue techniques, as ... (Full Story & Photos)

Fire Chief Drew Smith addresses the graduationg class
Fire Chief Drew Smith addresses the graduationg class

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2017 PHFD Firefighter of the Year Wally Prestel
2017 PHFD Firefighter of the Year Wally Prestel

Firefighter/Paramedic Walter Prestel Named PHFD 2017 Firefighter of the Year

PHFD Staff, December 15

Firefighter/Paramedic Walter Prestel Named PHFD 2017 Firefighter of the Year

The Prospect Heights Fire Protection District is pleased to announce that WALTER PRESTEL has been named its 2017 Firefighter of the Year. At today’s Annual Member Recognition Luncheon, Fire Chief Drew Smith presented Firefighter Prestel with the award.

This year six of the 45 members of the PHFD were nominated with FF ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Burn Awareness Week - 2018

Member David Jeglum, December 12

The week of February 4th through the 10th is burn awareness week. 2018's theme will be preventing hot liquid burns. There's more information available at the links below.


... (Full Story)


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Holiday tree safety tip

PHFD staff, December 06

When you’re decorating with live trees, make sure you keep the tree watered. If a dry tree comes in contact with a flame, it can catch on fire in fewer than 10 seconds and spread quickly throughout your home. Take a minute to watch this video which shows the difference between a dry and watered tree.


Here are a few tips to keep your holiday decorations bright and safe:
• Choose the freshest tree ... (Full Story)


 
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PHFD Mourns Loss of Former Deputy Chief Ron Olsen

PHFD staff, November 09

Ron Olsen, a former PHFD deputy chief and father of our Battalion Chief Scott Olsen, died Wednesday, November 8.

Ron served the PHFD beginning in 1962. He retired as deputy chief in 1988. For a number of years after that Ron served as a part-time fire inspector retiring for a second time in 2015.

When the first addition to the original fire station occurred in the early 1970s, Ron played a key ... (Full Story & Photos)

1984 burn down at old Rob Roy Country Club. Ron is in the first row center with red coat
1984 burn down at old Rob Roy Country Club. Ron is in the first row center with red coat

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