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
Nov 64 103 167
Dec 55 110 165
Total 629 1317 1946

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

In Memoriam, Passing of retired Chief Donald Gould Sr.

D/C Timothy Jones, January 22

With sorrow we announce the death of retired Fire Chief Donald Gould Sr. Chief Gould Sr. served the Prospect Heights Fire District and our community from 1959 until retiring as Fire Chief in 1988.Gould Sr. is the father of current Fire Chief Donald Gould Jr. who currently serves as chief since 1988. During Gould Sr. 20 year tenure as fire chief from 1969 until 1988 his accomplishments included the ... (Full Story & Photos)

Are you considering demolition of an existing home or business?

Deputy Chief Drew Smith, January 09

The Prospect Heights Fire Protection District is always looking for homes to use in practicing fire fighting skills such as searching for trapped victims, forcing open of doors and windows, cutting of roofs and walls to attack fire, and burning of small fires inside rooms to simulate a real fire. All of these things can be done using an existing building that is scheduled for demolition. The use ... (Full Story & Photos)

Let's ring in a fire safe New Year

PHFD staff, December 29

If you’re like many Americans, you’re starting off the New Year with a resolution to improve your health. As you work towards your resolution, consider one additional step to maintain your health: fire prevention. The U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) is urging everyone to make 2016 a healthy and fire-safe year.

Most people say they feel safest at home. But data shows 83% of all fire deaths in the ... (Full Story & Photos)

Move Over Law

PHFD staff, December 24

The Move Over Law requires drivers to slow down and move over a lane for any emergency vehicle with flashing lights.

This protects firefighters, police officers and maintenance workers during the course of their duties.

Everyday Examples
• You are traveling on the interstate and you see an accident scene with emergency vehicle flashing its lights. You, as the motorist, must change lanes and reduce ... (Full Story & Photos)

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)

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)


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