2019 Incidents
Month EMS Fire Total
Jan 144 71 209
Feb 129 74 201
Mar 133 52 185
Apr 115 48 163
May 131 63 194
Jun 155 66 221
Jul 174 71 245
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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
2017 1518 623 2141
2018 1715 678 2390


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Another option to remove a patient from an elevated platform

B/C Cossman Gold Shift, August 19

Thinking outside of the box is something our firefighters are expected to be able to do. Today, members showcased their talents of removing a patient from the roof of our fire station. Crews were asked to demonstrate another option to remove a patient from an elevated platform without the use of our Tower Ladder. Station 9 and 39 crews worked well to solve a problem in a safe and practical way. The ... (Full Story & Photos)

Ladders, rope, and other specialized equipment were used to remove the patient.
Ladders, rope, and other specialized equipment were used to remove the patient.

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Photo taken August of 1995
Photo taken August of 1995

Passing of Former PHFPD Trustee Tony Carlin

Fire Chief Drew Smith, August 02

It is with sadness that I announce the death of former PHFPD trustee Anthony “Tony” Carlin. Mr. Carlin served as a trustee from 1998 until 2008. Prior to 1998, Mr. Carlin was president of the Palwaukee Area (formerly Wheeling Township) Fire Protection District. Tony was instrumental in the consolidation of the PAFPA and the PH Rural FPD to form the present PHFPD. As a member of the board, Tony also ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Are You Prepared for the Live August 7 Test of the Emergency Alert System?

Fire Chief Drew Smith, August 01

Nationwide EAS Test

The Federal Emergency Management Agency, in coordination with the FCC, will be conducting a nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) on August 7, 2019, at 2:20 p.m. EDT. If conditions on the day of the test require the rescheduling of the test, a secondary test date is scheduled for Wednesday, August 21, 2019.

Additional information, including instructional videos ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Fire Chief Drew Smith presents an award to Gabriele Noreikaite. (Journal photo/Emma Dempsey)
Fire Chief Drew Smith presents an award to Gabriele Noreikaite. (Journal photo/Emma Dempsey)

PH Fire District Honors Life-Saving Civilians

Fire Chief Drew Smith, July 26

From the PH Journal:

By Emma Dempsey | on July 09, 2019

Members of the Prospect Heights Fire District took time Monday (July 8) to honor Gabriele Noreikaite and Tom Ciupka who recently helped save a man’s life.

On June 2, the two were visiting family in Prospect Heights when they heard a crash nearby, Fire Chief Drew Smith said.

Noreikaite and Ciupka found the driver unresponsive, not breathing ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Car Seats What's the Law?

Firefighter/Paramedic Jason Hardy, July 08

Car Seats What's the Law?
Illinois Child Passenger Protection Act
The Child Passenger Protection Act requires that all children under age 8 be properly secured in an appropriate child safety restraint system. This includes the use of booster seats, which must only be used with a lap/shoulder safety belt. If the back seat of the vehicle is not equipped with lap/shoulder type safety belts, a child weighing ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Ford Van For Sale

PHFD staff, July 01

For Sale

2001 Ford Van
Conversion by AEV
Sold As-Is, Where-Is
Vehicle is well maintained, drivable, but has rust to the lower body and fenders. Has 80,282 miles. Diesel motor.

Vehicle is available for inspection weekdays between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.
Questions can be directed to Fire Chief Drew Smith at 224-318-1720 or firechief@phfire.com

Interested persons should submit a written offer by ... (Full Story)


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Safe handling of fireworks Prospect Heights

Firefighter Jason Hardy, June 30

Safe handling of fireworks Prospect Heights the best way to stay safe from fireworks is to not use them. Instead, attend a public fireworks display put on by professionals. Fireworks are dangerous to people and pets. Using them puts your property at risk.

Hand-held sparklers burn at 1,200 F. Remember, wood ignites at 356 F and burns at 575 F.Every year, about 13,000 people are treated for injuries ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Firefighter Will Thomson, June 18

Have you ever wondered how the Fire Department can rescue people from hard to reach locations? The Red Shift members participated in Technical Rescue Training. This included packaging a patient who had a suspected Spinal Cord injury. Additionally crews utilized a Stokes Basket and a Haul System to remove the Patient from a simulated below grade.... (Full Story & Photos)

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Hazmat Training

B/C Cossman Gold Shift, June 13

Today members of The Gold Shift spent a few hours going over Hazmat scenarios and how to handle these calls in the most professional way possible. Lt. Hedman who is a Hazmat Technician with the Prospect Heights Fire Protection District led the training and brought up many good points that is sure to help in the development of our newer members. Awesome Job once again by The Gold Shift! ... (Full Story & Photos)

Quick and practical training of De-con procedures set up by The Gold Shift.
Quick and practical training of De-con procedures set up by The Gold Shift.

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Battalion Chief Scott Olsen, June 08

Prospect Heights Fire Protection District responded to a car into the building at approximately 130 in the afternoon on Saturday. The driver suffered minor injuries and was transported to the local hospital for evaluation. Fire Department personnel stayed on the scene until Hillside Towing removed the vehicle from the structure. In the photos you can see how close the car came to hitting the four ... (Full Story & Photos)

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