2020 Incidents
EMS Fire Total
JAN 141 48 189
FEB 149 35 184
MAR
APR
MAY
JUN
JUL
AUG
SEP
OCT
NOV
DEC
Total 290 83 373

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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COVID-19 Scams

PHFD staff, March 26

The recent Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has presented a unique opportunity for scammers to exploit worldwide anxiety over the virus in order to conduct a variety of scams. These scams can include but are not limited to financial scams, misinformation campaigns, spear fishing attempts, and telephone deceptions. The scams are often aim to collect sensitive information, steal money, spread ... (Full Story)


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CDC GUIDANCE: Preventing the Spread of Coronavirus Disease 2019 in Homes and Residential Communities

PHFD Staff, March 25

Recommended precautions for household members, intimate partners, and caregivers in a nonhealthcare setting of

A patient with symptomatic laboratory-confirmed COVID-19

OR

A patient under investigation

Household members, intimate partners, and caregivers in a nonhealthcare setting may have close contact with a person with symptomatic, laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 or a person under investigation. ... (Full Story)


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From IL Dept. of Public Health: Guidance for Preventing Spread of COVID-19 in the Medically Fragile Child

Fire Chief Drew Smith, March 24

Today the IDPH released its SIREN notification titled "Recommended Guidance for Preventing Spread of COVID-19 in the Medically Fragile Child"

We know we have some of these children in PH so we offer this guidance. The full report is attached to this post. ... (Full Story)


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COVID-19 Update from Fire Chief

Fire Chief Drew Smith, March 23

I hope each of you is doing well and feeling fine. If not, I pray for your speedy recovery.

Operations at the PHFD remain stable. 9-1-1 calls are at the usual level with some related to the COVID-19 pandemic. At this time PHFD operational objectives are:
-Delivering emergency services.
-Maintain Continuity of Operations.
-Perform mission-essential functions to maintain readiness for response.
-Assess ... (Full Story)


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COVID-19 Update from Fire Chief

Fire Chief Drew Smith, March 18

As the COVID-19 situation progresses I would like to let our residents know that the Prospect Heights Fire District is doing all it can to be as prepared as we can. We don’t know how long the situation will remain at this level. It is likely things will get more restrictive before they are lessened. It is also likely that even with restrictions lessened we will experience these effects to some degree ... (Full Story)


 
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A new norm may be evolving

Fire Chief Drew Smith, March 18

Excerpted from a blog by Chris Truty, Fire Chief, Tri-Lake-Monument (CO) Fire Protection District

A new norm may be evolving, that of the presence of the COVID-19 virus and its societal impacts. It is still too early to tell if the long-term outcome is complete virus eradication or if it becomes just one more bug we will deal with every day.

However, what we do know is that society will not ... (Full Story)


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COVID-19 Preparedness Checklist for Nursing Homes and other Long-Term Care Settings

Firefighter Jason Hardy, March 16

Nursing homes and other long-term care facilities can take steps to assess and improve their preparedness for responding to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). This checklist should be used as one tool to develop a comprehensive COVID-19 response plan, including plans for:

-Rapid identification and management of ill residents
-Considerations for visitors and consultant staff
-Supplies and resources
-Sick ... (Full Story & Photos)

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No Caption Public Notice COVID-19 Corona Virus Disease 2019

Prospect Heights Press Release, March 11

PUBLIC NOTICE:

Firefighter Paramedics are exposed to a variety of illnesses every day. The COVID19 adds an increased risk. The PHFPD must do all it can to ensure that the necessary emergency response force will be available to serve the public.

Due to the threat imposed by the rapidly evolving COVID-19 (Corona Virus Disease 2019), the members of the Prospect Heights Fire Protection District will ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Des Plaines Elks Lodge 1526 Donates equipment for high risk situations

D/C Timothy Jones, February 10

The Des Plaines Elks recently donated $2,000 for the purchase of ballistic equipment used to protect our responders when confronted with an active shooter situation. The days of waiting to ensure that no threat remains is over and medical personnel are needed to work with police to remove and treat patients injured in a timely manner. We hope to never have to use this equipment, but we are prepared ... (Full Story & Photos)

Seen in photo from left to right is FF/PM Nick Fuderer,   Ron Nishimoto (Trustee), Mike Hozian (Exlated Ruler), Fire Chief Drew Smith, Jim Feth (Leading Knight), KC Furgeson (Secretary), LT Markus Rill
Seen in photo from left to right is FF/PM Nick Fuderer, Ron Nishimoto (Trustee), Mike Hozian (Exlated Ruler), Fire Chief Drew Smith, Jim Feth (Leading Knight), KC Furgeson (Secretary), LT Markus Rill

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Member Scott Olsen, February 06

Today Black shift trained on the airport using a yard hydrant and an empty hanger for fire attack on an airplane. The video shows how Crash Truck 39 can enter a hanger and operate two water nozzles on an airplane. Since we did not have an airplane we used two contractor desks with orange cones as a target. The other photos show a special pit that houses a fire hydrant that we can use to fill up ... (Full Story & Photos)

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