2015 Incidents
Fire EMS Total
Jan 46 137 183
Feb 39 93 132
Mar 62 102 164
Apr 43 101 144
May 39 118 157
Jun 50 108 158
Jul 52 119 171
Aug 53 98 151
Sep 61 106 167
Oct 65 122 187
Total 510 1104 1614

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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The Prospect Heights Board of Fire Commissioners announces Full Time Firefighter/Paramedic testing, see information under EMPLOYMENT/FULL TIME

The Fire District is accepting applications for experienced part time Firefighter/Paramedics, see information under EMPLOYMENT/PART TIME

Scenes from the October 10 Annual Open House

PHFD Staff, November 17

This year's open house included a demonstration of the value of residential fire sprinklers. Two identical rooms were set on fire, one with fire sprinklers and one without fire sprinklers.

Within a few minutes the unsprinklered room (one of the right) was completely destroyed by fire and required a few hundred gallons of water to be extinguished. This fire would have filled the entire home with ... (Full Story & Photos)

Comparison of room fires. Left room has fire sprinklers. Right room did not.
Comparison of room fires. Left room has fire sprinklers. Right room did not.

Close the Door

PHFD staff, November 15

The best way to prevent the spread of the fires is to close the door.

Closing the door slows the spread of heat and smoke and limits additional fresh air from feeding the fire.

Along with closing the door, residents should sleep with thier bedroom doors shut to limit thier exposure to heat and smoke should they have a fire start in thier home.... (Full Story)

Firefighters Practice on Real Fires in Vacant Houses

Deputy Chief Drew Smith, November 13

Prospect Heights firefighters conducted hands-on training using houses scheduled for demolition. The houses at 702, 704, and 706 North Elmhurst Road offered a rare opportunity to practice fire attack skills. Using these houses actual fires were set and firefighters then moved in with hose lines to refine their techniques and improve team work. More than a dozen separate fires were fought in these ... (Full Story & Photos)

Firefighters advance hose to location of fire where water can be applied to the buring materials.
Firefighters advance hose to location of fire where water can be applied to the buring materials.

Open House 2015 Demonstrations

Member David Jeglum, October 30

For those that missed this year's Fire Department Open House, we have a couple of videos of demonstrations put on by our members.

The first one is a demonstration of 2 different scenarios: one unit without a sprinkler system and one with a sprinkler system. It truly is amazing at how much the domestic sprinkler can put out and how little water it uses compared to non-sprinklered homes.

Sprinkler ... (Full Story)

Keep Halloween Safe and Fun - A message from U.S. Fire Administration

Member David Jeglum, October 27

Our latest data shows that there are 10,300 fires during the there-day period around Halloween. These fires cause about 25 deaths, 125 injuries and $83 million in property loss.

Let’s help our communities be safer during Halloween by sharing a few fire safety tips with residents:

• Choose a costume without long trailing fabric. This can cause a child to trip or may touch flames in jack-o’-lanterns ... (Full Story & Photos)

Interested in joining our staff? We are looking to hire a part time records clerk.

PHFD Administrative Staff, October 19

The Prospect Heights Fire District is hiring a part time records clerk to join the administrative staff of the Fire District. This flexible 15 -18 hour per week part time position will require a candidate with attention to detail while organizing and preparing confidential records and reports. We encourage you to review the job description and application posted below. Applications are being received ... (Full Story)

Fire District open house scheduled for October 10th from 10 am until 2 pm.

Dep Chief Timothy Jones, September 23

Every year the Fire District invites the community to come check out our facility and equipment and learn a little more about what our district is about. 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 ... (Full Story & Photos)

Family pets alert 2 residents of a fire !!

B/C Alan Grzeslo , September 01

Shortly after 4 am on Friday August 28th an activated smoke detector in the basement alerted the homeowners 2 pet dogs that there was a potential problem. The barking of the dogs woke the 2 residents of a house on Edward Drive. The family did not hear the smoke detector sounding due to a door in the basement area being closed, Upon their investigation, they found a small fire in a basement closet. ... (Full Story & Photos)

PH Paramedics Updated on Medical Care for Children

Deputy Chief Drew Smith, August 31

Each month nurse educators from the Northwest Community Emergency Medical Services System visit the PHFD fire station on all shifts and present a half-day program of continuing medical education to all paramedics. In August the program covered caring for pediatrics, children aged from birth to adult hood. Using skill stations and a child-sized manikin paramedics practiced administration of medications, ... (Full Story & Photos)

Paramedics working as a team perform CPR, administer oxygen, medications and check heart rhythm on EKG monitor at recent training session.
Paramedics working as a team perform CPR, administer oxygen, medications and check heart rhythm on EKG monitor at recent training session.

Car accident into Hillcrest Lake

Member Mark Oeltgen, August 29

Friday evening Prospect Heights Fire units were dispatched for a car into the water at Willow Rd and Hillside Ave. Units arrived to find a car into the lake, approximately 10 feet off shore, in 2' of water. The driver states that another car, traveling the opposite direction, came into his lane forcing him off the road. The driver was not injured. Crews stood by while a tow truck removed the car from ... (Full Story & Photos)


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