2018 Incidents
EMS Fire Total
Jan 156 60 216
Feb 132 49 181
Total 288 109 397

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

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Welcome to the Prospect Heights Fire District 


March 20 Voter Referendum: Fire District Tax Increase requested

Fire Chief Drew Smith, March 11

Thank you to all who have read the PHFD newsletter. Once resident asked if we can change the ballot question to make it clear. We cannot change the ballot question, unfortunately. The exact wording of the question is established by state law and not changeable. In the top portion, the question, all the PHFD is permitted to do is insert the “4%.” In the bottom portion, the statement, the PHFD is required ... (Full Story & Photos)

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No Caption Firefighters visit Betsy Ross School

Member David Jeglum, March 06

Members of the Prospect Heights Fire District visited with all the students and staff of Betsy Ross school's second grade class. They got to hear safety messages and even a visit from Fireman Friendly. The students reviewed lessons on "Stop, drop and roll" as well as "Stay low and go". Overall a fun visit for everyone there. Thanks Betsy Ross' second grade class for inviting us to visit with you.... (Full Story & Photos)

Newer Office Furniture

Member Scott Olsen, March 05

Spcial Thank You to Motorola for allowing us to obtain two complete office furniture setups for our Battalion Chief and Lieutenants Office. During the middle of November BC Olsen, Lt. Murray, FF/P Thomson and Megan Olsen spent several days of their own time to dismantle and transport back all the furniture pieces. The department saved thousands of dollars and have provided its members with a great ... (Full Story & Photos)

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No Caption Changes made in the Board of Trustees and Fire Commission positions

D/C Timothy Jones, February 21

On Feb. 20, Board President Jon Tammen appointed Sam Dix to the Fire Commission for the Prospect Heights Fire Protection District. Fire commissioners are responsible for all matters related to the hiring, promotion or discipline of the district's members. The commission is comprised of a three-member board. Sam is a Rob Roy resident and a retired volunteer Deputy Fire Chief with the Mount Prospect ... (Full Story & Photos)

Fire District Welcomes Three New Members

Battalion Chief Mark Oeltgen, January 10

Three new candidates have begun their fire service careers with the Prospect Heights Fire District. Recruit Firefighters Max Driscoll, Patrick Delano, and Tyler Hill have completed 3 days of orientation this week. This was in preparation for their fire academy class starting Monday the 15th at the NIPSTA Fire Academy. NIPSTA (Northeastern Illinois Public Safety Training Academy) is in Glenview and ... (Full Story & Photos)

Patrick Delano
Patrick Delano

No Caption Prospect Heights Firefighters and Police Officers help make Christmas a little brighter for some PH residents.

D/C Timothy Jones, December 26

For the last 12 years, Firefighters and Police officers have teamed up with the City Hall, Mayor's Office, Lions, Park District, Rotary, PH Garden Club, PH Kids Care, and residents to raise money to support children whom have been identified by the local school social workers as in need of a little support. Winter clothing and a small holiday gift is provided to the children and the parents are supported ... (Full Story & Photos)

Firefighters Review Fire Behavior Lessons

Battalion Chief Mark Oeltgen, December 26

Prospect Heights fire fightersspent time using small scale houses to review fire behavior and ventilation considerations. Division Chief Brian Kazmierzak (a reource and subject matter expert from an indiana fire department) was on hand to facilitate the review and aid in using the props. Fire fighters reviewed how modern furnishings inside homes has changed the speed in which fires change inside ... (Full Story & Photos)

Instructor  Brian Kazmierzak reviews fire growth/ behavior with the duty crews
Instructor Brian Kazmierzak reviews fire growth/ behavior with the duty crews

Crews had to remove a toilet and breach a wall to gain access to the fire
Crews had to remove a toilet and breach a wall to gain access to the fire

Close Call for Local Family

Battalion Chief Mark Oeltgen, December 25

Prospect Heights Fire Fighters, as well as crews from Arlington Hts, Wheeling and Long Grove responded to N. Drury Ln on the evening of Christmas Day. Residents had been out of the house for Christmas day celebrations. Upon their return home they discovered smoke in the house. They called 911 which summoned a structure fire response consisting of 3 engines, 2 tanker trucks, 1 ladder truck, 1 squad ... (Full Story & Photos)

Small roof fire quickly extinguished

Fire Chief Drew Smith, December 16

Prospect Heights firefighters respoinded on Friday, 12/15 at 6:47p.m. to a report of smoke in or from the building in the 1200 block of north Elmhurst road. On arrival nothing was seen. After investigation fire was discovered in the roof near an exhaust fan for one of the several restaurants in the strip mall. A working fire response was requested sending additional firefighters to the scene. One ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Fire Chief Drew Smith addresses the graduationg class
Fire Chief Drew Smith addresses the graduationg class

Two New FireFighters Join the Team

Battalion Chief Mark Oeltgen, December 15

Two new firefighters graduated from the fire academy Friday 12/15/17, completeing a long 9 weeks of basic training. Candidates Matthew Dyer and Rob Loverher now move onto the next phase of their training. They will perform 60 hours of orientation to the district, and then will begin their assigned shift. Their 9 weeks of training taught them the basics of fire supression, and rescue techniques, as ... (Full Story & Photos)


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