2015 Incidents
Fire EMS Total
Jan 46 137 183
Feb 39 93 132
Mar 62 102 164
Apr 43 101 144
Total 190 433 623

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

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Priester Assistant Director of Safety Mike Kotch points out fire suppression information on this particular aircraft.
Priester Assistant Director of Safety Mike Kotch points out fire suppression information on this particular aircraft.

Firefighters Get Update on Aircraft Features

Deputy Chief Drew Smith, May 21

Crashes and other incidents involving aircraft are a very real possibility for Prospect Heights and Wheeling firefighters. Over the past two decades both departments have responded to nearly three dozen such incidents on or near Chicago Executive (formerly Palwaukee) Airport. Being prepared for such emergencies is one of the many topics of training and practice annually.

On May 11, 12, and 13 members ... (Full Story & Photos)

Water Safety Tips

Lt. David Jeglum, May 18

Memorial Day is around the corner and pools around the area will be opening, beaches will be buzzing with people and overall the official start of the summer swimming season commences. Here's some water safety tips from the "Safe Kids Worldwide" website that you'll find helpful.


Be safe when swimming - know the tips!We know water is everywhere. So to make water safety easy, we divided ... (Full Story & Photos)

Memorial Day Click it or Ticket Campaign

Member David Jeglum, May 15

Here's something from the Illinois Department of Transportation. Please, wear your seatbelt and let's not meet by accident.

2015 Memorial Day Click It or Ticket Campaign
May 11-25, 2015

Don’t become a Back Seat Bullet

As of January 1, 2012, seat belt use is required in all seating positions. It doesn’t matter if you are in the front seat or back seat- Click It or Ticket. ... (Full Story & Photos)

Years of Service Awards Presented

Deputy Chief Drew Smith, May 11

This year May 17th through 23rd is EMS Week. During this annual event we recognize the contributions that quality Emergency Medical Services makes to the lives of our residents. The cornerstone to all of this is our paramedics. Given in five-year increments, the Illinois Department of Public Health recently presented several members with Years of Service Award.

Firefighter Greg Grish, 5 years service ... (Full Story & Photos)


Member Timothy Jones, May 08

The Prospect Heights Fire District is looking to hire Certified Paramedics/Firefighters to fill assigned shifts within the organization. The ability for an applicant to fill a regularly assigned position may assist in the selection process.

You must have paramedic privileges within the Northwest Community Hospital EMS system prior to hiring.

To apply, fill out the application and return as instructed ... (Full Story)

Prospect Heights Community Day/ Lions Club Pancake Breakfast May 30th

Dep Chief Timothy Jones, April 27

Prospect Heights Community Day
As done for the last 10 years, the Prospect Heights Lions Club will hold their annual pancake breakfast at the main fire and police stations located at Camp McDonald and Elmhurst Roads on May 30th from 9am till Noon. What makes this different from years ago?

Well this event now includes almost every community organization within Prospect Heights and will have expanded ... (Full Story & Photos)

Mr. Cagney is awarded the honored fire bell by Chief Donald R. Gould Jr, for his 19+ years of dedicated service to the fire district.
Mr. Cagney is awarded the honored fire bell by Chief Donald R. Gould Jr, for his 19+ years of dedicated service to the fire district.

Board President retires after 19+ years of service

Member Lauren Clausen, April 22

Earlier this year, a big change took place within the Prospect Heights Fire Protection District: For the first time in nearly 20 years, James Cagney did not take his seat at one of its monthly board meetings.
Cagney had led the fire protection district for 12 years as president, and served on the board since 1996, when he was appointed by Wheeling Township officials.
At the fire district’s ... (Full Story & Photos)

Tanker 9 Assists at Barrington Hills Mansion Fire

Deputy Chief Drew Smith, April 21

On April 18 at 2:41 p.m. Prospect Heights Fire District’s Tanker 9 was dispatched to assist the Barrington-Countryside Fire District at a massive mansion fire. The structure located at 24 Rolling Hills Drive was being consumed by fire. Besides Tanker 9, water tankers from 30 other fire departments assisted. Tanker 9 provided several loads of water shuttling between the fire site and a fill site for ... (Full Story & Photos)

Car seat inspections: Did you know...

Member David Jeglum, April 14

...that the Prospect Heights Fire District performs child safety seat inspections for its residents?

What's the right type of seat? Where to put it in my car? Is it installed correctly? This seat was used by a friend for their child 10 years ago, can I still use it? What is 'LATCH' found in my owners manual? These are all good questions that can have anyone baffled. Between the number of ... (Full Story & Photos)

It is the TRUTH!

April 03

Please keep the Fire Lanes Open... (Full Story & Photos)


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