2017 Incidents
Fire EMS Total
Jan 47 124 171
Feb 58 102 160
Mar 56 121 177
Apr 45 115 160
Total 206 462 668

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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Welcome to the Official Website for the Prospect Heights Fire Protection District

Currently the Fire District is looking for experienced Firefighter/Paramedics (NWCH system approved) 

To apply, please see the information contained under EMPLOYMENT/ PART TIME 



Applications are also available for ENTRY LEVEL (Not certified) paid on call firefighters interested in attending the fire academy. See Employment/Part time/POC, lower half of page.


Fire District participates in City's "Honoring Our Hero's" Program

Fire District Staff, June 06

The Fire District has honored 9 of their veterans who are members of the Fire District by participating in the City's Honoring our Hero's program. These customized banners can be found on Milwaukee Avenue just south of Palatine Road. These banner display the names and branches of service our active members have served in our Armed Forces. Since these banners were ordered we have also added our newest ... (Full Story & Photos)

MacArthur School Bus and Garbage Truck Involved in Crash

Battalion Chief Mark Oeltgen, May 26

Friday morning started busy for Prospect Heights Fire Fighters and Paramedics. Crews were summoned to the 0-100 block of robert Ave at 07:42 Hrs for the reported crash. The bus, bound for MacArthur middle school, was mostly full of children when struck. Ambulance 9, Engine 9 and Battalion 9 responded initially on the call. Crews found that most children were uninjured. The bus driver had the bus evacuated ... (Full Story & Photos)

Betsy Ross Kids Visit Fire House

Member Mark Oeltgen, May 26

Children from Betsy Ross School visited Fire Station #9 today. Fire department members showed the children the vehicles, and the fire station. Children learned about how the daily life revolves for a fire fighter- When members report for duty, staying at the fire house for a full 24 hours, daily work routines (and chores), and cooking meals. Even recently promoted Fire Chief Drew Smith took the time ... (Full Story & Photos)

EMS Week May 21 – 27, 2017

PHFD staff, May 24

Governor Rauner has declared May 21-27 EMS Week. His proclomation is shown.

As part of his proclamation announcing this to be EMS week, the President of the Unted States wrote "Day or night, in every city, suburb, rural community, or wilderness area, our Nation relies upon EMS providers to respond to every kind of emergency situation to save lives and reduce suffering. Whether they are assisting ... (Full Story & Photos)


Member Timothy Jones, May 16

The Prospect Heights Fire Protection District (hereafter referred to as the Fire District) issues this request for
proposals (RFP) for the remounting of one (1) 2006 Type III Med Tec ambulance on to a new Ford E-series
chassis. All proposals shall be for a new, unused chassis that meets the needs and specifications of the Fire
District.... (Full Story)

Firefighters Raise Money for Burn Camp

PHFD Staff, May 07

The annual Illinois Fire Safety Alliance burn camp is in June each year. Children of all ages with severe burns are invited to this judgement-free week-long residential event. It costs a lot to run the camp and those donations really help.
A BIG THANK YOU to LT Plonski, FF Hedman, and FF Grish who conducted a Boot Drive to raise additional funds for Burn Camp this past Saturday, May 6th from 8:00 ... (Full Story & Photos)

Recruits Graduate from NIPSTA Fire Academy

Fire Chief Drew Smith, March 18

On Friday, March 17 recruits Michael Lynch (EMT) and Dan Leszka (Paramedic) along with 25 other recruits from other Illinois fire departments graduated from the NIPSTA Fire Academy. Chief Smith and Battalion Chief Oeltgen attended along with their families. Mike’s father is retired Glenview LT Michael Lynch. These two men endured nine weeks and more than 400 hours of intense, physical training to ... (Full Story & Photos)

From L to R: Battalion Chief Mark Oeltgen, Firefighter Mike Lynch, Firefighter Dan Lezska, Fire Chief Drew Smith
From L to R: Battalion Chief Mark Oeltgen, Firefighter Mike Lynch, Firefighter Dan Lezska, Fire Chief Drew Smith

Portable tanks hold water used for firefighting. Much of the city is without fire hydrants and tanker operations are vital.
Portable tanks hold water used for firefighting. Much of the city is without fire hydrants and tanker operations are vital.

Former Church Makes for Excellent Training Opportunity

PHFD Staff, March 18

With the cooperation of The Bridge Church, the former Prospect Heights Christian Church building was made available to the PHFD ahead of its demolition. The Bridge is building a new church and so the old one needed to go. Over the years homes scheduled for demolition have been made available to the PHFD for our use in conducting firefighter training. This is the first time we have been able to use ... (Full Story & Photos)

Two New Recruits Graduating Fire Academy Soon

Fire Chief Drew Smith, March 03

Two recruits in the current NIPSTA Fire Academy class, . Michael Lynch (EMT) and Dan Leszka (Paramedic), will graduate on Friday, March 17. These two men havee endured nine weeks and more than 400 hours of intense, physical training to be qualified as firefighters. Following one week of orientation after graduation both will begin to work shifts.... (Full Story & Photos)

In the event of an emergency will you or your loved ones need extra help evacuating the home?

PHFD Staff, February 27

The Fire District has a program to "register" residents with special needs that may hinder their ability to self evacuate in the event of a fire or emergency.

The Illinois Premise Alert Program (430 ILCS 132/1 et seq) provides for Public Safety Agencies in the State of Illinois to allow people with special needs to provide information to police, fire and EMS personnel to be kept in a database. ... (Full Story)


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