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

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Fire District Members accept the ICE Bucket Challenge and Donate to Support ALS

Member Timothy Jones, August 25

The Prospect Heights Fire District accepted the ALS challenge from their fellow public safety friends at the Prospect Heights Police Department. On Friday, August 22nd on duty firefighters donated as well as organized their version of the ice bucket challenge, using the fire districts porta-tank, tower ladder and tanker. In completing our challenge we now challenge the Long Grove Fire District and ... (Full Story)


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National Night Out 2014

Member David Jeglum, August 12

On August 5th, members from the Fire, Police, Park District, and City Hall all joined hands to promote the 31st Annual National Night Out. What is National Night Out (NNO)? Here's an excerpt from their website:

"The introduction of National Night Out, “America’s Night Out Against Crime”, in 1984 began an effort to promote involvement in crime prevention activities, police-community partnerships, ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Prospect Heights and Wheeling firefighter operating the fire pump.
Prospect Heights and Wheeling firefighter operating the fire pump.

Water Supply training with Wheeling FD

Deputy Chief Drew Smith, July 30

On July 21, 22, and 23 Prospect Heights and Wheeling firefighters trained together on water supply procedures. Several areas of Prospect Heights are located more than 1,000 feet from a fire hydrant requiring the use of a long hose lay. Both Prospect Heights and Wheeling fire engines carry a supply of this hose. This training event had the Wheeling fire engine add additional hose onto what the Prospect ... (Full Story & Photos)

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What To Do About Those New Lightbulbs

Member David Jeglum, July 29

So, now that the new CFL (Compact Fluorescent Light) bulbs are federally mandated and regular incandescent bulbs will not be sold after January 1, 2015 there are some things you need to know about use, how to discard burned out bulbs, and how to properly clean up and dispose of a broken one. Check out these tips from NFPA:

... (Full Story)


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Save the Date: Saturday October 11, 2014 for Open House

Member David Jeglum, July 14

Each year the Prospect Heights Fire Protection District opens it's doors to the public to display our equipment, share information with the public about our operations, and to promote public awareness of a safety message. Every year this safety message is in conjunction with Fire Prevention Week which is a national public service program put forth by the NFPA. This year's theme is Smoke Detectors. ... (Full Story & Photos)

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PHFD firefighters practice roof ventilation skills

Deputy Chief Drew Smith, July 14

Using with axes and power saws Prospect Heights' firefighters practiced making roof ventilation holes using NIPSTA's fire training building. As a member of NIPSTA (www.nipsta.org/fire) the PHFD makes unlimited use of the facility each year. In April and May roof and ladder work were the focus of that use.... (Full Story & Photos)

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Sparklers Dangerous? You Bet.

Member David Jeglum, June 30

With the upcoming 4th of July holiday and the beautiful fireworks that are out there, you should know a couple of things. Sparklers are by far the most dangerous of all the "take-home" type fireworks. They're beautiful and even hypnotic but they also burn at 1,200 degrees. According to the US Consumer Product Safety Commission, sparklers also accounted for 19% of all fireworks injuries last year ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Squad Pumper For Sale

Deputy Chief Drew Smith, June 26

The Prospect Height Fire District is selling its squad pumper.

1996 Pierce Lance

Build number E9857

VIN 4P1CT02P7TA000470

Mileage 76,463

Motor hours 8,370

Pump hours 466

Seats five members • 1,500 GPM single stage Waterous pump • 500 gallon water tank • Dual 60 gallon foam tanks (total of 120 gallons [currently empty]) • Husky foam system • Foam from both 1&1/2 crosslay preconnects • Foam from ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Bike Safe. Bike Smart.

Member David Jeglum, June 26

With the summer season in full swing you are hopefully enjoying the outdoors and being safe and healthy. Among the great outdoor activities that's not only fun but healthy too is bicycling. Of course there's some things to keep in mind when cycling around your neighborhood or at the park.

Watch this video from NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) for some great tips about biking ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Two New Paramedics and soon to be another married couple for PHFD!

Deputy Chief Drew Smith, June 24

On Wednesday, June 18 firefighters Sergio Delgado and Marc DeSardi graduated from the Northwest Community Hospital paramedic training program after nine months and for more than 1000 hours of classroom and clinical training. Both will soon take the Illinois Department of Public Heath written exam after which they will be full licensed to practice as paramedics and being work on our ambulances.

Delgado ... (Full Story & Photos)

L to R: Sergio Delgado, Paramedic Instructor Markus Rill, and Marc DeSardi
L to R: Sergio Delgado, Paramedic Instructor Markus Rill, and Marc DeSardi

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