2021 Incidents
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JAN 34 132 166
FEB 62 147 209
MAR 43 126 169
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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
2020 1643 554 2197

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Quick Work by PH and Wheeling Firefighters Prevents Garage Fire From Spreading

Fire Chief Drew Smith, March 19

Prospect Heights responded with Wheeling firefighters to a reported garage fire in Wheeling shortly after 2PM. On arrival the first engine reported the garage engulfed in flames. The garage was separated from the home and had not spread to it. Two hose lines were used to extinguish the fire. Several propane tanks were removed from the fire area. One was leaking propane which firefighters controlled. ... (Full Story & Photos)

Firefighters work to control the leaking propane
Firefighters work to control the leaking propane

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8 Mutual Aid Responses to Structure Fires Since New Year’s Day

Fire Chief Drew Smith, February 22

Since the first of the year Prospect Heights’ firefighter/paramedics have assisted several neighboring fire departments at large fires, three of which resulted in the combined loss of nine lives.

January 5 assisted Buffalo Grove at house fire
January 22 assisted Arlington Heights at house fire
January 27 assisted Des Plaines at house fire that claimed five lives
January 31 assisted the Palatine ... (Full Story)


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PH Paramedic/Firefighters Treat Rollover VIctim

Fire Chief Drew Smith, February 22

On February 7 Prospect Heights firefighter/paramedics responded to the intersection of Rand and Olive for a car that struck a snow bank and rolled over. One patient was treated. Fortunately not other persons or cars were involved.

At this time of the year snow has frozen solid and hitting it with a car is like driving into a concrete wall. You will lose and the snow will win. ... (Full Story & Photos)

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No Caption Illinois American Water Urges Customers to Prepare for Extreme Cold

PHFD staff, February 11

Illinois American Water Urges Customers to Prepare for Extreme Cold

Woodridge, Ill. (Feb. 3, 2021) – With extremely cold temperatures expected in the coming days, Illinois American Water is reminding homeowners to take steps to prevent frozen pipes. These tips can also help protect the local water team as they perform critical work for reliable, safe water service.

Customers should:
• Allow a small ... (Full Story & Photos)

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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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