2019 Incidents
Month EMS Fire Total
Jan 144 71 209
Feb 129 74 201
Mar 133 52 185
Apr 115 48 163
May 131 63 194
Jun 155 66 221
Jul 174 71 245
Aug 157 61 218
Sep 131 49 180
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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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Welcome to the Prospect Heights Fire District 

Information about our 75th Anniversary Celebration and Alumni Reunion

https://phfd75th.eventbrite.com/

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2019 Light the Night for Fallen Firefighters

Fire Chief Drew Smith, October 04

Every October, the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF) sponsors the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend, the official national tribute to those firefighters who died in the line of duty during the previous year.

This year’s Memorial Weekend will be held October 5th and 6th, in Emmitsburg, Maryland and will honor 119 fallen firefighters. The weekend includes specialized activities ... (Full Story & Photos)

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No Caption PH Kids Care - Best dinner ever!

D/C Timothy Jones, September 27

For the third year in a row, a small group of young adults come together to serve dinner to the first responders of Prospect Heights, the children do it all from setting up, serving each "guest" and then we all sit together to share a meal and a few laughs. It is something the Fire and Police officers look toward to each year and a great way to honor those who were impacted by the events of 9/11

Thank ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Welcome To Our Newest Firefighters

Fire Chief Drew Smith, September 21

Back in June Alex Berton and Ben Carnes were selected for appointment to the PHFPD. After the usual background checks and medical exams, both were sent to the fire academy beginning July 15 and spent nine, 50-hour weeks in training. On Friday, August 13 Alex and Ben graduated from the NIPSTA Fire Academy. Chief Smith and BC Oeltgen, the PHFD's Director of Training, attend the ceremony with the familes ... (Full Story & Photos)

Chief Smith, FF Carnes, FF Berton, and Battalion Chief Oeltgen
Chief Smith, FF Carnes, FF Berton, and Battalion Chief Oeltgen

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No Caption Prospect Heights Fire Department And Neighboring Fire Departments Train With Propane Props

B/C Cossman Gold Shift, September 20

This past week the Prospect Heights Fire Protection District sent multiple crews to Arlington Heights to participate in propane burns. It was an excellent opportunity to get some quality hands on training in a controlled environment. Nice work by all of our members who spent extra hours in the evening perfecting their craft.... (Full Story & Photos)

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It is all about the basics

B/C Cossman Gold Shift, August 30

Another solid day of training on The Gold Shift. When we train, we do it with a purpose and we try to simulate situations that we could one day encounter. Today all of the members had a chance to perform in different roles then what they are accustomed to. Crews performed a scene size up, hydrant connections, hose deployment, SCBA use, laddering the building, and tool assignments. Awesome job by everyone ... (Full Story & Photos)

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No Caption Prospect Heights along with the Division 3 Hazmat Team respond to Northwestern University for the annual response drill

Firefighter Jason Hardy, August 28

Prospect Heights hazardous materials technicians along with the Division 3 Hazardous Material Team respond to Northwestern University in Evanston for the annual response drill. During this realistic live drill technicians interact with live chemicals inside the science lab. The drill is broken down into two portions a live response in real time and then a classroom portion where professors taught ... (Full Story & Photos)

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30 Years Of Service

B/C Cossman Gold Shift, August 27

Huge Congratulations to FF/PM Doug Golonka on 30 years of service with The Prospect Heights Fire Protection District. Doug began his time with Prospect Heights on 8/9/1989. Doug is also a full-time firefighter with The Palatine Fire Department. Doug is an extremely hard working individual with a great attitude. We hope to have you around for many years to come! ... (Full Story & Photos)

Fire Chief Drew Smith presenting a 30 year award to FF/PM Doug Golonka
Fire Chief Drew Smith presenting a 30 year award to FF/PM Doug Golonka

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Ladders, rope, and other specialized equipment were used to remove the patient.
Ladders, rope, and other specialized equipment were used to remove the patient.

Another option to remove a patient from an elevated platform

B/C Cossman Gold Shift, August 19

Thinking outside of the box is something our firefighters are expected to be able to do. Today, members showcased their talents of removing a patient from the roof of our fire station. Crews were asked to demonstrate another option to remove a patient from an elevated platform without the use of our Tower Ladder. Station 9 and 39 crews worked well to solve a problem in a safe and practical way. The ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Passing of Former PHFPD Trustee Tony Carlin

Fire Chief Drew Smith, August 02

It is with sadness that I announce the death of former PHFPD trustee Anthony “Tony” Carlin. Mr. Carlin served as a trustee from 1998 until 2008. Prior to 1998, Mr. Carlin was president of the Palwaukee Area (formerly Wheeling Township) Fire Protection District. Tony was instrumental in the consolidation of the PAFPA and the PH Rural FPD to form the present PHFPD. As a member of the board, Tony also ... (Full Story & Photos)

Photo taken August of 1995
Photo taken August of 1995

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No Caption Are You Prepared for the Live August 7 Test of the Emergency Alert System?

Fire Chief Drew Smith, August 01

Nationwide EAS Test

The Federal Emergency Management Agency, in coordination with the FCC, will be conducting a nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) on August 7, 2019, at 2:20 p.m. EDT. If conditions on the day of the test require the rescheduling of the test, a secondary test date is scheduled for Wednesday, August 21, 2019.

Additional information, including instructional videos ... (Full Story & Photos)

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