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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Linseed Oil on used rags is a serious safety concern!

D/C Timothy Jones, March 25

In February, the Prospect Heights Fire District responded to a fire in a home under renovation that was possibly caused by old rags used in refinishing wood. We have also received information from a neighboring department where they had 3 fires in recent years. After our neighbors had a recent fire, they partnered with UL to test the theory. Please see the attached time line, a fire can start in 8 ... (Full Story)

St. Baldricks' 2019

B/C Cossman Gold Shift, March 24

Awesome showing by The Prospect Heights Fire Department & Police Department for the 2019 St. Baldricks' event held at McCarthur Middle School. The Fire Department had 8 guys shave their heads for a great cause (3 on-duty guys, and 5 off-duty guys). The Prospect Heights Fire Department & Prospect Heights Police Department made a check out to the foundation for $500.00. The event raised over $18,000 ... (Full Story & Photos)

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B/C Cossman Gold Shift, March 21

Another great day of training on the Gold Shift! Today, all of our newest members were able to experience some good hands-on training with vehicle stabilization and vehicle extrication. Many techniques were shared by all involved. The newer members had an awesome experience. Huge thanks to all our senior guys of Gold Shift for showing the newer guys the right way to do things!... (Full Story & Photos)

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.

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Member Scott Olsen, March 19

The Prospect Heights Fire Protection District took delivery of a Ford F250 crew cab short bed 4x4 pickup that will become our new Incident Command vehicle. The truck will go thru several modifications to allow the vehicle to carry special equipment, multiple radios, rehab equipment, extinguishers, CPR devices with AED, safety cones for roadway accidents and countless other items. The vehicle had ... (Full Story & Photos)


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)

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

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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)

Visiting the 2nd Grade at Betsy-Ross School

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)

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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)

How do we know our equipment is ready?

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)

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