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

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

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)

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The Prospect Heights Fire Protection District is interested in hearing your feedback.

Member Lauren Clausen, June 17

It is important for us to serve our residents as best as we possibly can. We take pride in offering our residents the highest level of quality care in the most cost effective manner that we can. Has your organization visited the fire district lately? Have we come by for a public education event or stopped in your school to teach the children about fire safety? Have you had contact with our firefighters ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Barbeque Safety Tips

Member David Jeglum, June 09

Since May is National BBQ month and Memorial Day is probably the best day to have a large get together with a lot of bbq'ing going on, read the following link that describes 10 safety tips including:

Fire, Food Safety, Instructions (grill manual), Smoke, Charcoal Safety, Grease, Location, Gas Safety, Cancer, and Alcohol.

http://bbq.about.com/od/grillinghelp/tp/grillsafety.htm... (Full Story & Photos)

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Lucky Ducks!

Member David Jeglum, June 08

What a lucky day for a family of ducks when a concerned citizen stopped by the fire station and informed the crew of a momma duck that was worried for her babies. She said that a family of ducks were near their home when all the little ducklings fell into a storm drain. The momma was still there on top of the sewer grate helpless and the resident could here the little ones crying for help.

Members ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Lt. Szczech and crew celebrating his 33+ years of service.
Lt. Szczech and crew celebrating his 33+ years of service.

Lt. Szczech retires after 33+ years of service

Member Lauren Clausen, May 28

On May 28th, 2014 fellow firefighters sent off one of their own after a dedicated 33 ½ years of service to the Prospect Heights Community. Lieutenant Jeffery Szczech’s last duty day was celebrated with a luncheon and cake around the headquarters’ kitchen table. Jeff started with the Fire District as a paid-on-call member in December of 1981. In April of 1989 he was promoted to Lieutenant and from ... (Full Story & Photos)

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