2016 Incidents
Fire EMS Total
Jan 44 112 156
Feb 56 92 148
Mar 54 116 170
Apr 46 92 138
May 44 111 155
Jun 47 124 171
Jul 52 130 182
Aug 61 128 189
Sep 52 135 187
Total 456 1040 1496

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

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Live Fire Training Prepares Us for the Real Thing

PHFD staff, October 21

A house scheduled for demolition was recently used to practice attacking actual fires. The homeowners plan to build a new home and graciously offered the PHFD use of the home for such training. These opportunities are extremely valuable and infrequent. By following safety procedures actual fires are ignited inside the building and then firefighters are sent to extinguish them. A variety of techniques ... (Full Story & Photos)

A firefighter makes an initial attack on one fire.
A firefighter makes an initial attack on one fire.

Prospect Heights Companies Train with Other Division Fire Departments

Member Mark Oeltgen, October 10

Prospect Height Fire District companies have spent the last 3 weeks training with neighboring fire departments. Fire crews from the area have participated in multi company drills at the Northeastern Illinois Public Safety Academy (NIPSTA) in Glenview. These drills are held in the spring and fall of each year. Topics change from season to season, addressing training needs identified by the fire department ... (Full Story & Photos)

Annual Prospect Heights Fire District's Open House 2016

Member David Jeglum, October 06

Every year the Fire District invites the community to visit the fire station for a day of learning, fun and food. The district does this in conjunction with Fire Prevention Week each year. Fire Prevention Week commemorates the Great Chicago Fire, with hopes of boosting fire prevention awareness and safety during this week long campaign. This year’s theme is “Don’t Wait, Check the Date.” highlighting ... (Full Story & Photos)

Both FDs working together. The blue barrels contain foam concentrate that is mixed with water to create the foam blanket.
Both FDs working together. The blue barrels contain foam concentrate that is mixed with water to create the foam blanket.

Frefighters train in Foam Techniques

PHFD staff, September 09

In August Prospect Heights and Wheeling firefighters trained together on the use of foam. Such training is infrequent due to the logistics involved. Using equipment from both departments the firefighters were able to apply their skills to produce the foam by mixing concentrate with tank water and then using hose lines and vehicle nozzles to apply foam blanket to a simulated spill and fire. The PHFD ... (Full Story & Photos)

Chief Gould Retirement Ceremony Video

PHTV, September 09

This video was produced by PHTV... (Full Story)

Citizen CPR Makes the Difference; Paramedics Save Life

Fire Chief Drew Smith, September 09

On 9/8/16 at about 11:18 hours bystanders witnessed a person go into cardiac arrest in the Rob Roy Country Club Village was transmitted. Bystanders began CPR and others called 9-1-1. When paramedics arrived the patient was still unconscious without a pulse and was not breathing. The circumstances of why this happened were not clear but paramedics quickly assessed the situation and began Advanced Life ... (Full Story & Photos)

PH Firefighters Practice Auto Extrication

PHFD staff, August 10

Firefighters must be ready to extricate those trapped in a crashed auto. Practicing the cutting, prying, lifting, and displacement of mangled auto components is essential. Recently Gene's Village Towing and the Wheel-Inn provided several cars for our firefighters to practice on. All shifts were able to use the "Jaws of Life" and other tools to pry open and remove doors, the roof, and cut and displace ... (Full Story & Photos)

Senator Kirk's recognition of Chief Gould's Retirement

Member Drew Smith, July 26

At the July 14th reception honoring Chief Gould, Chief Gould was presented with this letter from Senator Kirk. ... (Full Story & Photos)

Prospect Heights fire chief retires

Melissa Silverberg of the Daily Herald, July 17

Donald Gould is a builder.

Well, really he is a firefighter, and he's spent the last 49 years of his life in the fire service in Prospect Heights.

But Gould deserves to be remembered upon his retirement this week as the man who built the Prospect Heights Fire Protection District from the ground up, Deputy Chief Drew Smith said.

"Much has changed over the past 49 years, but one thing that has remained ... (Full Story & Photos)

Chief Gould inspects the fire district personnel as part of his retirement ceremony. Daily Herald photo.
Chief Gould inspects the fire district personnel as part of his retirement ceremony. Daily Herald photo.

Mayor presents Chief Gould with Lifetime Achievement award

PHFD staff, May 15

At this year’s Mayor’s Breakfast held Saturday, April 30th Mayor Helmer presented Chief Gould with the PROSPECT HEIGHTS LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT award for his 49 years of service to the city as a member of the fire department.

Highlights of Chief Gould’s service with the Prospect Heights Fire Protection District include:
• Started in 1967 as volunteer firefighter cadet when in high school.
• Attended ... (Full Story & Photos)


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