2017 Incidents
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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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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 

LOOKING TO HIRE AS MANY AS 4 NEW MEMBERS. 

 

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.

 

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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

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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)

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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)

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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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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.

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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)

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Be Aware

PHFD Staff, January 04

By Janet A. Wilmoth
Journalist/Director, Project Management

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/aware-janet-a-wilmoth

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)


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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)


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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)

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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)


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