2018 Incidents
EMS Fire Total
Jan 156 60 216
Feb 132 49 181
Mar 131 52 182
Apr 124 35 159
May 153 70 223
Jun 129 72 201
Jul 152 51 203
Aug 184 58 242
Total 1161 447 1607

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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PHFD Partners with MacArthur Middle School for Design Competition

D/C Timothy Jones, October 09

PHFD Partners with MacArthur Middle School for Design Competition

MacArthur Middle School is thrilled to partner with the Prospect Heights Fire Department to design artwork for fire prevention week. Students at MacArthur have been working together for the last three weeks to brainstorm and share ideas, plan their designs and obtain feedback from their peers in order to create their exciting designs. ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Member David Jeglum, October 08

What? What do you mean, it's still summer!!??!! That's right it is, but now would be the time to start thinking about preparing for the fall and cooler weather. Here's some tips to prepare early:

Central Heating System Safety Tips

- Get your central heating system cleaned, inspected and serviced by a certified HVAC (heating, venting and air conditioning) contractor every year before using ... (Full Story & Photos)

Open House is set for Saturday October 13, 2018

Member David Jeglum, August 21

It's that time of year when we invite our residents and their families to join us for our annual Open House.

The date is set for Saturday October 13th from 10am till 2pm. Free hotdog lunch will be provided. C'mon out for some fun and visit with your local fire department and its members. Demonstrations and fun for the kids.

... (Full Story & Photos)

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Fire Chief Drew Smith, August 10

Prospect Heights firefighter/paramedics responded about 11:57 PM Thursday August 9, 2018 to a report of a fire on a balcony, 20 Country Club Drive Police first on scene reported they extinguished the fire with a fire extinguisher.

The fire was located on a second floor balcony. Prospect Heights firefighters immediately checked for extension of fire into the building. Ten Prospect Heights firefighters ... (Full Story & Photos)


Battalion Chief Scott Olsen, August 08

Firefighter Paramedic Walter Prestel started with the Prospect Heights Fire Protection District approximately five years ago and aggressively worked to obtain his Illinois State Fire Certification. He also completed his Illinois Department of Public Health Paramedic license along with other fire certifications. Walter has been offered afull time position with our neighbor, the Arlington Heights ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Battalion Chief Scott Olsen, August 08

On July 25th 2018 the Prospect Heights Fire Protection District responded to check a patient at an intersection in our town. Upon arrival paramedics evaluated the patient and determined quickly that her car was behind them in a wooded area (no indication that it was there) . The patient sustained minor injuries and PHFPD assisted Genes Towing with tree removal so the car could be removed. The vehicle ... (Full Story & Photos)

Our Incident of the Century

Chief Drew Smith, July 24

Our Incident of the Century

On Wednesday July 18, 2018 there was a reported fire at the River Trails Condominium complex off of Apple Drive on the east side of town. Engine 39 had water on the original fire in a few minutes after arrival and put that fire out. Unfortunately the fire was already into the Mansard on our arrival. The work of our firefighters lasted into the night and well into the ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Member David Jeglum, July 11

Cooking fires are all too common. With some useful tips we can all practice some cooking safety. Courtesy of the NFPA.

1. Stay in the kitchen when frying food or cooking with oil or grease.
2. Never cook when you are tired.
3. To put out a pan fire, slide a lid over the pan. Turn off the stove and let the pan cool.
4. If you have a fire and it does not go out, get out of the home and call the fire ... (Full Story & Photos)

Look, Listen, Learn - 2018 Fire Prevention Week theme announced

Member David Jeglum, July 03

From NFPA:

This year’s FPW campaign, “Look. Listen. Learn. Be aware. Fire can happen anywhere,” works to educate about three basic but essential steps to take to reduce the likelihood of having a fire – and how to escape safely in the event of one:

“LOOK” for places fire could start. Take a good look around your home. Identify potential fire hazards and take care of them.

“LISTEN” for the sound ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Firefighter Lynch and his diploma
Firefighter Lynch and his diploma

Firefighter Lynch Graduates from Paramedic School

Fire Chief Drew Smith, June 29

Early last fall, Firefighter Michael Lynch began the lengthy and exhaustive process of attending paramedic school. This 1000-plus hour program met five days each week over several months. At the conclusion of the academic portion which included rotations in various hospital areas such as the emergency room, intensive care unit, and maternity ward Mike then embarked on a field internship. After hundreds ... (Full Story & Photos)


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