2017 Incidents
Fire EMS Total
Jan 47 124 171
Feb 58 102 160
Mar 56 121 177
Apr 45 115 160
May 55 126 181
Jun 58 136 194
Jul 63 131 194
Aug 40 135 175
Total 422 990 1412

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
2016 1427 636 2063

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How to Help Disaster Survivors in Texas

Member David Jeglum, September 01



WASHINGTON – The compassion and generosity of the American people is never more evident than during and after a disaster. It is individuals, non-profits, faith- and community-based organizations, private sector partners, and governmental agencies working together that will most effectively and efficiently help survivors cope with the impacts of ... (Full Story & Photos)

Prospect Heights Fire District SCUBA Divers Monthly Training

Battalion Chief Mark Oeltgen, August 17

Members from the Underwater Rescue and Recovery Team worked with other fire departments on large scale searches in the waters of Lake Michigan. Members trained in using "The Bar", which is a piece of equipment that is towed behind a boat, allowing divers to cover large areas of water quickly using minimal effort by being pulled through the water. This equipment is best used in clear water where the ... (Full Story & Photos)

National Night Out- Fun and Education for Young and Old

Battalion Chief Mark Oeltgen, August 15

In conjunction with the Prospect Heights Police Dept, Park District and Library District, the Prospect Heights Fire District was on hand to celebrate the annual event. Members of the Fire District were on hand to distribute public education material, answer questions about the fire trucks and equipment and demonstrated the use of our new extrication tools on a simulated auto accident. It was estimated ... (Full Story & Photos)

Remember to use Electrical Cords Correctly

Battalion Chief Mark Oeltgen, August 09

Crews were summoned to a business in town for an activated fire alarm. The first in company found a smoke haze in the building. Continued search of the area that had the activated smoke detector lead crews to find the power strip shown in the pictures. This was being used to power a commercial refrigerator unit. This electrical draw caused to cord to short out and melt. This cord did not have its ... (Full Story & Photos)

Prospect Heights and Wheeling Firefighters Train Together in Water Pumping Excercises

Member Mark Oeltgen, July 31

Recently crews from the Prospect Heights Fire District and The Wheeling Fire Dept performed relay pumping evolutions together. Since many areas of Prospect Height don't have fire hydrants, crews sometimes need to pump water several hundred feet from a fire hydrant or pond to a fire scene. Similarly, Wheeling has several very large structures that could necessitate water being pumped from distant hydrants ... (Full Story & Photos)

Concerned Neighbor Call Prompts Hazardous Materials Call

Member Mark Oeltgen, July 31

A concerned resident on Tully Ave smelled an odor that caused them concern. The odor was coming from the creek behind their house, and it was due to a sizable diesel fuel spill that was making its way down the creek from a storm drain. The source of the spill had not yet fully been determined by night fall, but fire crews, along with City of Prospect Heights Public Works personnel were able stop the ... (Full Story & Photos)

Prospect Hts Fire Donates Equipment

Member Alan Grzeslo, July 17

The Prospect Hts Fire District donated to the Stone Fort, IL Fire Department a set of surplus Amkus rescue tools comprised of 2 rams, 1 spreader and a cutting tool along with a power unit and hoses. Mr Ron Howard representing the Stone Fort Fire Department drove up to Prospect Hts on July 17th to receive the much needed equipment. Prospect Hts was able to donate this equipment due to recent purchases ... (Full Story & Photos)

PHFD Members Raise $1,000 for Burn Camp

Fire Chief Drew Smith, June 28

Held annually at the YMCA Camp in Lake County, the Illinois Fire Safety Alliance Burn Camp offers children who have suffered burns a judgement-free activity-filled week-long environment supported by professional counselors. At a cost of about $2,000 per camper, donations fund this event. Coordinated by PHFD Lieutenant Andy Plonski, $1,000 was raised through donations, most notably the boot drive held ... (Full Story & Photos)

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FF Prestel Graduates from Paramedic School

Fire Chief Drew Smith, June 28

After a nearly year-long effort of classes and clinical rotations, Firefighter Walter Prestel graduated from the more than 1,000-hour paramedic class held at Condell Medical Center in Libertyville. Wally has been a member of the PHFD for four years and his becoming a paramedic is both a personal achievement and will increase our roster of paramedics. Congratulations Wally on a job well done!
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Extrication Training

Member Ed Kotowski, June 27

Crews work during a recent vehicle stabilization and extrication training held at Fries Automotive. Fries Automotive was generous enough to provide the vehicles for this important training to practice with new equipment during controlled stable conditions. ... (Full Story & Photos)


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