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
Total 319 724 1043

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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Welcome to the Official Website for the Prospect Heights Fire Protection District

Currently the Fire District is looking for experienced Firefighter/Paramedics (NWCH system approved) 

To apply, please see the information contained under EMPLOYMENT/ PART TIME 



Applications are also available for ENTRY LEVEL (Not certified) paid on call firefighters interested in attending the fire academy. See Employment/Part time/POC, lower half of page.


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)

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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)

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!
... (Full Story & Photos)

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)

Fire District participates in City's "Honoring Our Hero's" Program

Fire District Staff, June 06

The Fire District has honored 9 of their veterans who are members of the Fire District by participating in the City's Honoring our Hero's program. These customized banners can be found on Milwaukee Avenue just south of Palatine Road. These banner display the names and branches of service our active members have served in our Armed Forces. Since these banners were ordered we have also added our newest ... (Full Story & Photos)

MacArthur School Bus and Garbage Truck Involved in Crash

Battalion Chief Mark Oeltgen, May 26

Friday morning started busy for Prospect Heights Fire Fighters and Paramedics. Crews were summoned to the 0-100 block of robert Ave at 07:42 Hrs for the reported crash. The bus, bound for MacArthur middle school, was mostly full of children when struck. Ambulance 9, Engine 9 and Battalion 9 responded initially on the call. Crews found that most children were uninjured. The bus driver had the bus evacuated ... (Full Story & Photos)

Betsy Ross Kids Visit Fire House

Member Mark Oeltgen, May 26

Children from Betsy Ross School visited Fire Station #9 today. Fire department members showed the children the vehicles, and the fire station. Children learned about how the daily life revolves for a fire fighter- When members report for duty, staying at the fire house for a full 24 hours, daily work routines (and chores), and cooking meals. Even recently promoted Fire Chief Drew Smith took the time ... (Full Story & Photos)

EMS Week May 21 – 27, 2017

PHFD staff, May 24

Governor Rauner has declared May 21-27 EMS Week. His proclomation is shown.

As part of his proclamation announcing this to be EMS week, the President of the Unted States wrote "Day or night, in every city, suburb, rural community, or wilderness area, our Nation relies upon EMS providers to respond to every kind of emergency situation to save lives and reduce suffering. Whether they are assisting ... (Full Story & Photos)


Member Timothy Jones, May 16

The Prospect Heights Fire Protection District (hereafter referred to as the Fire District) issues this request for
proposals (RFP) for the remounting of one (1) 2006 Type III Med Tec ambulance on to a new Ford E-series
chassis. All proposals shall be for a new, unused chassis that meets the needs and specifications of the Fire
District.... (Full Story)

Firefighters Raise Money for Burn Camp

PHFD Staff, May 07

The annual Illinois Fire Safety Alliance burn camp is in June each year. Children of all ages with severe burns are invited to this judgement-free week-long residential event. It costs a lot to run the camp and those donations really help.
A BIG THANK YOU to LT Plonski, FF Hedman, and FF Grish who conducted a Boot Drive to raise additional funds for Burn Camp this past Saturday, May 6th from 8:00 ... (Full Story & Photos)


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