2016 Incidents
Fire EMS Total
Jan 44 112 156
Feb 56 92 148
Mar 54 116 170
Apr 46 92 138
Total 200 412 612

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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Effective 07/06/2016 Fire District is accepting applications for paid on call/entry level Firefighter/EMT, see information under EMPLOYMENT/PART TIME

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)

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.

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)

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)


PHFD staff, April 27

NOTICE OF REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS The Prospect Heights Fire Protection District will accept sealed proposals for Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus - SCBA. Specifications and all Contract Documents are available on-line on the Prospect Heights Fire Protection District’s web page at www.phfire.com or obtained from the Prospect Heights Fire Protection District’s at 10 E Camp McDonald Rd, Prospect Heights, ... (Full Story)

Several Members Recognized by State of Illinois for Years of Service

PHFD staff report, April 25

This year May 15th through 21st 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.

Lieutenant Andrzej Plonski, 10 years ... (Full Story & Photos)

Preparing for initial attack of fire
Preparing for initial attack of fire

Crash Truck 39 responds to truck accident with fire on the tollway.

Gold Shift, B/C Alan Grzeslo, March 04

On Thursday March 3, 2016, at 1:30 in the afternoon, Crash Truck 39 was requested by the Deerfield Bannockburn Fire Protection District to respond to the Tri-State (94) for a semi-truck vs car accident and resulting fire. As a result of the accident, the semi-truck flipped on its right side, tearing the trailer and spilling its load across several lanes of the highway and rupturing the saddle fuel ... (Full Story & Photos)

Hoverboards seem to be at an increased risk of fire.

D/C Timothy Jones, February 26

A highland park home was damaged due to a fire starting in a hoverboard, the fire service has seen a spike in incidents related to hoverboards and we ask our residents to be safe when owning and storing these devices. See the news story shared on ABC7Chicago's web site for additional information about the Highland Park incident. ... (Full Story)


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