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
OCT
NOV
DEC
Total 1141 369 1510

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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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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Fire District Helps Stock Our Community Food Pantries

PHFD Staff, May 17

The firefighters of the Prospect Heights Fire District have been supported by so many during this pandemic, we felt that we needed to pay it forward. Crews collected and shopped for $1,000 worth of groceries to directly benefit three local food pantries. Bob Avvisati, the store manager at Tony's Fresh Market, opened the store early to allow us to get our work done without disrupting other shoppers ... (Full Story & Photos)

The Fire District and volunteers
The Fire District and volunteers

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2020 Prospect Heights Block Party canceled over coronavirus concerns

PHFD staff, May 05

PROSPECT HEIGHTS, IL—For the first time in 40 years, the Prospect Heights Block Party has been forced to cancel its 2020 event due to the coronavirus pandemic. The decision was made by the Prospect Heights City and Park District officials in the interest of public safety.
The Block Party requires months of preparation, generous sponsors, local organizations and excellent performers in order to occur. ... (Full Story)


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Thank You Millie!

Fire Chief Drew Smith, April 27

Millie is a local seamstress and tailor who made up several hundred of these nice cloth face masks that we have been using. These save our N95s for when we are performing medical procedures. The best part is we can wash and reuse them until they wear out. Thank you Millie for thinking of us and other first responders and healthcare workers!... (Full Story & Photos)

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April 13 firefighter/paramedics responded to a car into a pond along Old Willow Road
April 13 firefighter/paramedics responded to a car into a pond along Old Willow Road

PHFD Firefighters Handle Multiple Fire and Rescue Calls

Fire Chief Drew Smith, April 24

The past few weeks have seen several fire calls for PHFD firefighters.

March 18 a pilot declared an emergency scrambling fire trucks from the Prospect Heights and Wheeling. As the pilot worked to land plane, firefighters stood by at the airport in constant contact with the air traffic controllers ready to react should tragedy occur. Fortunately, the pilot landed without incident and no injuries or ... (Full Story & Photos)

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