2017 Incidents
Fire EMS Total
Jan 47 124 171
Feb 58 102 160
Mar 56 121 177
Apr 45 115 160
May 55 126 181
Jun 58 136 194
Jul 63 131 194
Aug 40 135 175
Sep 39 116 155
Total 461 1106 1567

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
2016 1427 636 2063

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1984 burn down at old Rob Roy Country Club. Ron is in the first row center with red coat
1984 burn down at old Rob Roy Country Club. Ron is in the first row center with red coat

PHFD Mourns Loss of Former Deputy Chief Ron Olsen

PHFD staff, November 09

Ron Olsen, a former PHFD deputy chief and father of our Battalion Chief Scott Olsen, died Wednesday, November 8.

Ron served the PHFD beginning in 1962. He retired as deputy chief in 1988. For a number of years after that Ron served as a part-time fire inspector retiring for a second time in 2015.

When the first addition to the original fire station occurred in the early 1970s, Ron played a key ... (Full Story & Photos)

MacArthur Celebrates Veterans Day

Member David Jeglum, November 09

MacArthur Middle School at 710 Schoenbeck Road in Prospect Heights celebrated veterans day with veterans from our community. First there was a warm welcome from the students and staff from the school before the veterans were escorted to their seats where a breakfast was served to veterans from WWII to current active duty. After some delicious breakfast and great conversation with these veterans ... (Full Story & Photos)

Prospect Heights and Wheeling Fire Crews Train at Chicago Executive

Battalion Chief Mark Oeltgen, November 04

As part of a shared mutual response agreement, Prospect Heights and Wheeling Fire Departments conducted refresher training on the Chicago Executive Airport. Crews trained together for preparation of possible aircraft incidents. Crews reviewed procedures with airport operations staff, as well as air traffic controllers within the CEA tower. Access is restricted to airport grounds in which aircraft ... (Full Story & Photos)

Kidde Recalls Fire Extinguishers with Plastic Handles Due to Failure to Discharge and Nozzle Detachment: One Death Reported

D/C Timothy Jones, November 02

Name of product:
Kidde fire extinguishers with plastic handles
The fire extinguishers can become clogged or require excessive force to discharge and can fail to activate during a fire emergency. In addition, the nozzle can detach with enough force to pose an impact hazard.
Recall date:
November 2, 2017
Recall number:
18-022... (Full Story & Photos)

Battalion Chief Scott Olsen receives IFCA scholarship

Fire Chief Drew Smith, October 18

On October 10 the Illinois Fire Chiefs Association Foundation presented scholarships to several firefighters and fire officers who are pursuing college degrees. Annually, 90 scholarship are awarded. The monetary value these total more than $60,000.00. BC Olsen’s scholarship will help him defray the cost of the tuition for his classes taught by Southern IL University. This higher education will provide ... (Full Story & Photos)

Battalion Chief and 2 new FireFighters sworn-in

Member Alan Grzeslo, October 15

The opening event of Open House was the swearing in by Fire Chief Drew Smith of 2 new part-time members, Jay Huh and Mike Newkirk, Jay is a former Marine and a member of the Buffalo Grove Fire Department. Mike is a member of the Wisconsin National Guard and is employed by the Schaumburg Fire Department. Chief Smith then swore-in Scott Olsen to the rank of Battalion Chief. B/C Olsen was a lieutenant ... (Full Story & Photos)

Open House 2017

Member Alan Grzeslo, October 15

Despite rainy conditions, it was estimated that over 250 people attended our annual Open House held on Oct. 14th.. Besides the display of fire fighting vehicles, brand new Tanker 9 had its first public display. Tanker 9 was just received on Thursday Oct 12th and all the needed equipment was put on the vehicle that night. The vehicle carries 3000 gallons of water, hose, ladders and other firefighting ... (Full Story & Photos)

Fire prevention and safety week

Member Ed Kotowski, October 13

Firefighters discuss fire safety with students at St. Alphonsus during Fire Prevention and safety week.... (Full Story & Photos)

Mandatory nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System to be conducted Sept. 27

PHFD staff, September 22

Stakeholder Advisory
Mandatory nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System to be conducted Sept. 27
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), in coordination with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), will conduct a mandatory nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) on Sept. 27, 2017 at 2:20 pm EDT. The test will assess the readiness for distribution of the national level ... (Full Story)

Join us for our Annual Open House

Member David Jeglum, September 13

Greetings one and all. Please join us as we open our doors to the public for our annual Open House event: Saturday October 14, 2017 from 10am to 2pm. Hot dog lunch is provided along with prizes, games, slide pole, photo op with Sparky the fire dog and Smokey the Bear, demonstrations by our crews and more. So come on out and enjoy the day with your fire department.... (Full Story & Photos)


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