2020 Incidents
EMS Fire Total
JAN 141 48 189
FEB 149 35 184
MAR 130 50 180
APR 124 34 158
MAY 154 52 206
JUN 143 47 190
JUL 151 46 197
AUG 149 57 206
SEP 123 42 165
OCT 128 33 161
NOV 123 59 182
DEC 128 51 179
Total 1643 554 2197

Annual Call Stats
Year EMS Fire Total
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
2019 1698 698 2396

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Firefighter/Paramedic Nicholas Fuderer Named PHFD 2020 Firefighter of the Year

Fire Chief Drew Smith, December 23

Firefighter/Paramedic Nicholas Fuderer Named PHFD 2020 Firefighter of the Year

The Prospect Heights Fire Protection District is pleased to announce that Nicholas Fuderer has been named its 2020 Firefighter of the Year. Fire Chief Drew Smith presented Firefighter Fuderer with the award.

This year seven members nominated three of their peers for the honor with Firefighter/Paramedic Fuderer receiving ... (Full Story & Photos)

Firefighter of the Year Nick Fuderer (L) with Chief Smith
Firefighter of the Year Nick Fuderer (L) with Chief Smith

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Fire Chief Smith administering to Mr. John Goode the fire commissioner Oath of Office.
Fire Chief Smith administering to Mr. John Goode the fire commissioner Oath of Office.

Welcome New Fire Commissioner John Goode

Fire Chief Drew Smith, December 21

Last month fire district board president John Tammen appointed John Goode to serve as a member of the Board of Fire Commissioners. As a fire commissioner, Mr. Goode will oversee the hiring, promotion, and discipline of full time employees of the PHFPD. Mr. Goode brings with him a wealth of experience as a planning consultant as well experiences in professional development. Mr. Goode will serve a three-year ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Christmas Parade is Coming!

Fire Chief Drew Smith, December 19

Final details will be posted early this coming week. ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Chief Smith administering the Oath to Lieutenant Roma (L) and Lieutenant Gorecki (R)
Chief Smith administering the Oath to Lieutenant Roma (L) and Lieutenant Gorecki (R)

2 new Lieutenants and 14 new Firefighters Sworn In

Fire Chief Drew Smith, September 29

On Monday evening of September 21 the Prospect Heights Fire Protection District conducted a socially distanced Installation and Promotion Ceremonies

In additional to several of the incumbent firefighters and officers being present, Board of Trustees Secretary Joe Vertone, Deputy Chief Jones, Battalion Chief Olsen, and Battalion Chief Cossman were also present.

Fire Chief Drew Smith administered ... (Full Story & Photos)

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PH Paramedics Master Pit Crew CPR

Fire Chief Drew Smith, September 19

When called to a patient in cardiac arrest Prospect Heights paramedics use a Pit Crew approach. Each paramedic has a specific role. One administers oxygen and artificial respiration. One performs chest compressions. Others apply the heart monitor defibrillator or administer medications. One acts as the leader ensuring the others stay on task. The approach has resulted in a ROSC (Return of Spontaneous ... (Full Story & Photos)

Paramedics conducting one of several cardiac arrest simulations using the Pit Crew technique.
Paramedics conducting one of several cardiac arrest simulations using the Pit Crew technique.

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No Caption Prospect Heights Firefighters Battle Aircraft Fires

Fire Chief Drew Smith, September 04

Using a $24,000 Federal Assistance to Firefighters Grant obtained by the Prospect Heights Fire Protection District, Prospect Heights and Wheeling firefighters completed three full days of training combating actual fires using a propane-supplied aircraft simulator. Chicago Executive Airport provided an open space near its hangars on Palatine Road. On August 18, 19, and 20 more than 60 firefighters ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Country Financial Donates Money For Rescue Saw

BC Scott Olsen, July 23

On July 17th 2020 Mike Salerno from the Wheeling branch of Country Financial donated $1500 to purchase a new rescue chain saw. This money helped us replace an 18 year old saw and has already been placed in-service. This chain saw is used in ventilation operations on structure fires, a group of firefighters open a roof the assembly allowing heated gases and smoke to be released. This helps firefighters ... (Full Story & Photos)

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The center home was the first to catch fire.
Homes immediately to its east and west ignited from the radiant heat prior to the arrival of the fire department.
The center home was the first to catch fire. Homes immediately to its east and west ignited from the radiant heat prior to the arrival of the fire department.

Prospect Heights firefighters Assist Wheeling with 3 Homes On Fire

Fire Chief Drew Smith, July 11

Just after 3:45 p.m. on Friday Prospect Heights firefighters responded to Wheeling for a reported fire with children trapped in the Whippletree Village community off Old McHenry Road. On arrival it was learned the children were safe but now three manufactured homes were on fire. Prospect Heights’ firefighters operated hoses to extinguish the fires. Besides Prospect Heights and Wheeling firefighters, ... (Full Story & Photos)

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No Shortage of Work for the PHFD

Fire Chief Drew Smith, June 22

In the past month we have tested all 18,000 feet of fire hose to ensure it is ready to fight a fire. We have also been conducting training of several probationary firefighters. Six paramedics are preparing to start the fire academy in July. On top of all of that we still have emergencies to respond to. That’s our top priority: Responding to your problem. In the past 30 days we have handled over 200 ... (Full Story)


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75 Years of EMS in Prospect Heights

Fire Chief Drew Smith, May 18

Here is a six-minute video that shows some highlights of our journey from volunteer firemen giving basic first aid to modern-day paramedic ambulance service. I hope you enjoy!... (Full Story)


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