2019 Incidents
Month EMS Fire Total
Jan 144 71 209
Feb 129 74 201
Mar 133 52 185
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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
2017 1518 623 2141
2018 1715 678 2390


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Is That Line Alive???

Member Anthony Roma, April 22

On Monday, April 22nd, 2019, PHFD fire units responded to 2 E. Euclid for a reported fire burning near a structure. First arriving fire units found a wood fence along the east side of the parking lot for Chase Bank on fire, started by a downed power line from the Com Ed pole behind the fence. Fire crews verified with dispatch that Com Ed shut down the power to this section before attempting any work ... (Full Story & Photos)

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No Caption Ice Covered Bridge Leads To A Four Car Accident

Battalion Chief Scott Olsen, April 15

Prospect Heights Fire Protection District along with mutual aid response from the Wheeling Fire Department responded to a car into the bridge wall on Palatine road west of Sanders. Engine 39 arrived on the scene and found Palatine road from the frontage exit onto the bridge to be covered in "Black Ice". Engine 39 found four vehicles involved in the accident with two of the four patients requiring ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Prospect Heights and Wheeling Crews Training at Chicago Executive Airport

Battalion Chief Mark Oeltgen, April 10

This past Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, crews from the Prospect Heights Fire District and Wheeling Fire department participated in joint training on airport operations. Crews performed driving exercises coordinated with the Air Traffic Control Tower. This evolution is practiced to increase familiarity with airport runway and taxiway layout, and coordination during stressful incidents. Both agencies ... (Full Story & Photos)

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This is our hose tower where we hang hose to dry before being rolled and placed back in "ready status"
This is our hose tower where we hang hose to dry before being rolled and placed back in "ready status"

How do we know are fire hose is ready to go?

B/C Cossman Gold Shift, March 27

How do we know are fire hose is ready to go? The simple answer is we test it. Every year every piece of hosing is pressure tested to make sure there are no leaks in the hose. Leaks can occur for a variety of reasons. Some of the main factors to consider are: age of the hose, amount of use the hose gets, and also what the hose has been exposed to. By pressure testing the hose on an annual basis, the ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Betsy-Ross 2nd Graders- We Got Your Mail!

Battalion Chief Mark Oeltgen, March 26

The Prospect Heights Fire Fighters were all smiles reading letters from Betsy Ross' 2nd Graders. Approximately 350 letters were delivered to the fire station from Betsy Ross Teachers, along with COOKIES! Thank You for the cookies, but more importantly are the letters. We read your letters and heard back from those young kids about the safety message they absorbed- and that's the REAL TREAT! Thank ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Linseed Oil on used rags is a serious safety concern!

D/C Timothy Jones, March 25

In February, the Prospect Heights Fire District responded to a fire in a home under renovation that was possibly caused by old rags used in refinishing wood. We have also received information from a neighboring department where they had 3 fires in recent years. After our neighbors had a recent fire, they partnered with UL to test the theory. Please see the attached time line, a fire can start in 8 ... (Full Story)


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St. Baldricks' 2019

B/C Cossman Gold Shift, March 24

Awesome showing by The Prospect Heights Fire Department & Police Department for the 2019 St. Baldricks' event held at McCarthur Middle School. The Fire Department had 8 guys shave their heads for a great cause (3 on-duty guys, and 5 off-duty guys). The Prospect Heights Fire Department & Prospect Heights Police Department made a check out to the foundation for $500.00. The event raised over $18,000 ... (Full Story & Photos)

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B/C Cossman Gold Shift, March 21

Another great day of training on the Gold Shift! Today, all of our newest members were able to experience some good hands-on training with vehicle stabilization and vehicle extrication. Many techniques were shared by all involved. The newer members had an awesome experience. Huge thanks to all our senior guys of Gold Shift for showing the newer guys the right way to do things!... (Full Story & Photos)

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Single Car Accident on Elmhurst Rd

Battalion Chief Mark Oeltgen, March 20

911 calls summoned Police and Fire fighters to a single vehicle accident vs. tree on south bound Elmhurst Rd, just north of Euclid. Witnesses reported a car crossed the center line from north bound Elmhurst and struck the tree at a high rate of speed. Two occupants from the crash were transported to local hospitals, one by a Prospect Heights Ambulance, and the second by a Mount Prospect Ambulance. ... (Full Story & Photos)

A view looking south on Elmhurst Rd.
A view looking south on Elmhurst Rd.

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Member Scott Olsen, March 19

The Prospect Heights Fire Protection District took delivery of a Ford F250 crew cab short bed 4x4 pickup that will become our new Incident Command vehicle. The truck will go thru several modifications to allow the vehicle to carry special equipment, multiple radios, rehab equipment, extinguishers, CPR devices with AED, safety cones for roadway accidents and countless other items. The vehicle had ... (Full Story & Photos)

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