2019 Incidents
Month EMS Fire Total
Jan 144 71 209
Feb 129 74 201

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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Single Car Accident on Elmhurst Rd

Battalion Chief Mark Oeltgen, March 20

911 calls summoned Police and Fire fighters to a single vehicle accident vs. tree on south bound Elmhurst Rd, just north of Euclid. Witnesses reported a car crossed the center line from north bound Elmhurst and struck the tree at a high rate of speed. Two occupants from the crash were transported to local hospitals, one by a Prospect Heights Ambulance, and the second by a Mount Prospect Ambulance. ... (Full Story & Photos)

A view looking south on Elmhurst Rd.
A view looking south on Elmhurst Rd.

Chief Smith with FF/PM Jacob Senese (L) and FF/PM Luciano Laterza
Chief Smith with FF/PM Jacob Senese (L) and FF/PM Luciano Laterza


Fire Chief Drew Smith, March 18

Last Friday, Jacob Senese and Luciano Laterza graduated from the nine-week, 400-plus hour NIPSTA Firefighter Academy. Chief Smith along with their family and friends attended their graduation ceremony. They now start their orientation to our organization and our specific policies and practices. Within the next week they will be assigned to a shift and begin to respond on calls. Welcome Aboard, Lu ... (Full Story & Photos)

Multi-Family Structure Fire

B/C Cossman Gold Shift, March 15

Today on Gold Shift, E9/E39/Tower 9 all responded into Wheeling for a structure fire. The initial call was for a car on fire close to the house. By time units arrived, the fire had made its way into the structure. Prospect Heights crews did an outstanding job assisting the Wheeling Fire Department with an aggressive interior attack. Prospect Heights units conducted primary searches, fire attack, ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Battalion Chief Mark Oeltgen, March 14

Members from RED Shift stopped in today to see the Second Graders. All second grade classes went down to the library at Betsy Ross School to receive a review in fire prevention and escape plans in case of fire at the children's home. Lt Markus Rill, and Fire Fighters Erich Dye and Michael Lynch, reviewed calling 911, and what to do, and what not to do in case of a fire. Children were asked if they ... (Full Story & Photos)

Can You See Me

Member Scott Olsen, March 13

Safety is our number one concern when our members are out on an emergency or even just out on the roadway. One way to make our fleet more visible is we added a Chevron that is reflective to the front bumpers of our emergency vehicles. Our two front line ambulances and our water tender called Tanker 9 were the first to be completed. Other vehicles will have this completed as time and money permits ... (Full Story & Photos)

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B/C Cossman Gold Shift, March 12

Members of the Prospect Heights Fire Protection District spend many hours making sure all of the equipment is response ready. Not only do we take the time needed to make sure the equipment works, we also spend a good amount of time making sure we are maintaining/cleaning the equipment. All of these efforts by the fire fighters add years of service onto the districts vehicles.... (Full Story & Photos)


B/C Cossman Gold Shift, February 28

This week the NIPSTA Fire Academy held their Annual Chiefs Day. During this event the academy class gave demonstrations on what they have learned over the course of the fire academy. Prospect Heights has two members attending the fire academy. The total number of recruits for the entire class is 44, which is the most ever attending one class. Only two weeks left, and our two newest members will be ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Firefighter Jason Hardy, February 26

Who is Saint Baldrick and what is the St. Baldrick’s Foundation?

Hint: It’s not a foundation started by a saint with the unfortunate nickname “Bald Rick.”
St. Baldrick’s is a charity with a funny name that does one thing and does it well.
We fund grants for childhood cancer research through head-shaving events and other fundraisers across the globe, so kids with cancer can live long, healthy lives.

Saint ... (Full Story & Photos)

Vehicle Stabilization/Extrication Review

B/C Cossman Gold Shift, February 25

During the winter months crews spend a large amount of time reviewing the equipment we carry on our vehicles. Today, the members of Gold shift went over a wide variety of techniques of vehicle stabilization. Crews reviewed cribbing a vehicle, using our PARATECH rescue struts, and also the proper techniques for using our spreaders and cutters. ... (Full Story & Photos)

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No Caption Prospect Heights Fire/Wheeling Fire Conduct Standpipe Training Together

B/C Cossman, February 11

The Prospect Heights Fire Protection District and the Wheeling Fire Department are teaming up to go over Standpipe operations in Buildings over 3 stories. Both departments had a lot of valuable input. Thanks again to Crowne Plaza for allowing the fire departments to use one of their entire floors of their building for our training. Also, thanks to Wheeling Fire Department for doing the joint training ... (Full Story & Photos)


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