2020 Incidents
EMS Fire Total
JAN 141 48 189
FEB 149 35 184
MAR 130 50 180
APR 124 34 158
Total 544 167 711

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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Welcome to the Prospect Heights Fire District 


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)

The Fire District and volunteers
The Fire District and volunteers

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)

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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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)

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)

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

No Caption An Update from the Firehouse

Fire Chief Drew Smith, April 24

It’s April 24 and the PHFD is now 53 days into life with COVID. We are thankful none of our firefighter/paramedics have taken ill. We are thankful that we have been able to remain stocked with enough mask, N95s, gloves and gowns to protect ourselves while caring for whoever calls us for help. Mostly, we are thankful for the signs of support from all of you. Those signs, gestures, well wishes – big ... (Full Story & Photos)

Tapster Robotics improves our personnel’s safety

Firefighter Jason Hardy, April 08

We are very grateful to Tapster Robotics for this generous gift that greatly improves our personnel’s safety. Thank you very much! #tapsterrobotics #personalprotectiveequipment #covid2020 #wearamask... (Full Story & Photos)

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Fire Chief Drew Smith, April 08

Many of you have sent cards, called, or knocked on our door to say thank you for serving. We truly appreciate your sentiments and value that you have trust and faith in us during this challenging time. We appreciate it all! We remain committed to serving you. Never hesitate to call us. Our number is 9-1-1 or if you just have a question about something on your mind call 847-253-8060 and press “2” once ... (Full Story)

What's Happening at the Firehouse?

Fire Chief Drew Smith, April 08

We are 36 days into our COVID-19 operations. We began situational awareness and executing plans back on March 2. Things have ramped up quite a bit since then. Starting on March 14 we implemented heightened use of protective gear and cleaning. Since March 18 twice each 24-hours shift we screen every firefighter and paramedic by taking temperature and conducting check for signs or symptoms of COVID-19 ... (Full Story)

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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