2017 Incidents
Fire EMS Total
Jan 47 124 171
Total 47 124 171

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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Surplus Tool Box Yields Donation to IL Fire Safety Alliance

PHFD staff, February 24

A tool box no longer needed by the PHFPD was auctioned off among the members of the fire district’s staff with the proceeds going to the Illinois Fire Safety Alliance (IFSA). $225 was the highest bid placed making FF Jason Hardy the winner. Hardy presented his check to Phil Zaleski, IFSA’s executive director. Zaleski thanked Hardy and the PHFPD for the donation.

“The IFSA is a group that promotes ... (Full Story & Photos)

Phil Zaleski, Ex. Dir. of IFSA (L) and PHFPD FF Jason Hardy (R) with Hardy's donation to the IFSA.
Phil Zaleski, Ex. Dir. of IFSA (L) and PHFPD FF Jason Hardy (R) with Hardy's donation to the IFSA.

From L to R: Shawn Clisham, Board Treasurer; Stephen Daday, Board Attorney; Jon Tammen, Board President; Alfred Kotlarz, Board Trustee
From L to R: Shawn Clisham, Board Treasurer; Stephen Daday, Board Attorney; Jon Tammen, Board President; Alfred Kotlarz, Board Trustee

Board Honors its Attorney for 30 Years Service

Fire Chief Drew Smith, February 24

Board of Trustees President Jon Tammen presented Stephen Daday, attorney to the fire district, with a proclamation honoring his 30 years of service to the board and residents of the PHFPD. The proclamation reads:

WHEREAS, In 1987 Stephen Daday was selected by past Board of Trustees President Norman Johnson to serve the Prospect Heights Rural Fire Protection District as its attorney; and

WHEREAS, ... (Full Story & Photos)

Be Aware

PHFD Staff, January 04

By Janet A. Wilmoth
Journalist/Director, Project Management


Let’s face it, we can’t do anything about North Korea, Trump or hurricanes. While the New Year is still fresh, I’d like to offer two words to add to your 2017 goals: Be Aware.

Be Aware in public places. Whether malls, big box stores, restaurants or theaters. Be aware of exits, stairwells, ... (Full Story)

Space Heater Safety Tips

Member David Jeglum, January 04

During this coldest part of winter it's easy to want to add just a little bit of comfort and warmth by plugging in a space heater. Why not? It's easy. It's convenient. It's safe? Well, it can be. Here's some tips to keep safe while using your space heater from the National Fire Protection Association.... (Full Story)

Crews Extinguish Dryer Fire

Member Mark Oeltgen, December 18

Crews were called for a possible apartment fire in the 600 block of Piper Ln. Multiple calls to 911 reported thick black smoke in the hallway. The first fire company arrived and found a commercial series clothes dryer on fire in the laundry room on the first floor. Crews extinguished the fire within 5 minutes. Crews then checked the rest of the building to confirm no residents were injured or sick. ... (Full Story & Photos)

Holiday Safety Tips

Member David Jeglum, December 12

It is fun to decorate for the winter holidays, but holiday decorations can increase your risk of a home fire. As you deck the halls this season, be fire smart.
When you’re decorating with live trees, make sure you keep the tree watered. If a dry tree comes in contact with a flame, it can catch on fire in fewer than 10 seconds and spread quickly throughout your home. Take a minute to watch this video ... (Full Story)

Close Your Door!

UL, November 08

It sounds like a little thing, but it could save your life in a fire.

Close Your Door comes as the result of over 10 years of research by the UL Firefighter Safety Research Institute (FSRI). After proving that a closed door could potentially save lives in a fire, UL FSRI has committed to share this finding with the world.

Learn more at closeyourdoor.org
... (Full Story)

Fire marshals, chiefs’ associations issue consumer advisory about certain smoke alarms

November 03

OLYMPIA, Wash. — The Washington Fire Chiefs Association and the Washington State Association of Fire Marshals on Wednesday issued an advisory warning consumers about the online purchase of certain fire alarms.

The two fire service organizations are asking Amazon, the country’s largest online retailer, to stop the sale of smoke alarms that are not tested to nationally recognized standards.

“We are ... (Full Story)

Live Fire Training Prepares Us for the Real Thing

PHFD staff, October 21

A house scheduled for demolition was recently used to practice attacking actual fires. The homeowners plan to build a new home and graciously offered the PHFD use of the home for such training. These opportunities are extremely valuable and infrequent. By following safety procedures actual fires are ignited inside the building and then firefighters are sent to extinguish them. A variety of techniques ... (Full Story & Photos)

A firefighter makes an initial attack on one fire.
A firefighter makes an initial attack on one fire.

Prospect Heights Companies Train with Other Division Fire Departments

Member Mark Oeltgen, October 10

Prospect Height Fire District companies have spent the last 3 weeks training with neighboring fire departments. Fire crews from the area have participated in multi company drills at the Northeastern Illinois Public Safety Academy (NIPSTA) in Glenview. These drills are held in the spring and fall of each year. Topics change from season to season, addressing training needs identified by the fire department ... (Full Story & Photos)


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