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A few photos from the walk-out ceremony today for Prospect Heights FPD Battalion Chief Robert Pyzyna

Prospect Heights FPD Battalion Chief Robert Pyzyna

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Prospect Heights FPD Chief Drew Smith

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Prospect Heights FPD Battalion Chief Robert Pyzyna

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Prospect Heights FPD Battalion Chief Robert Pyzyna

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fire chief and son at retirement

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Prospect Heights FPD Battalion Chief Robert Pyzyna

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Prospect Heights FPD Battalion Chief Robert Pyzyna

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Prospect Heights FPD Battalion Chief Robert Pyzyna

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Prospect Heights Fire District history

As Prospect Heights puts a new Tanker 9 into service, here are some photos of the previous Tanker 9 when it was first put into service.

Spartan Gladiator S&S pumper tanker with rear steer

Prospect Heights Fire District Tanker 9. 1994 Spartan Gladiator/S&S 1250/3000. Larry Shapiro photo

fire department tanker with rear dump valve

Prospect Heights Fire District Tanker 9. Larry Shapiro photo

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Ambulance remount for Prospect Heights

From the Foster Coach Sales Facebook page:

Brand new Ford E450 chassis under a remounted Medtec conversion

Prospect Heights Fire District ambulance

Prospect Heights ambulance with new Ford E-450 chassis. Foster Coach Sales photo

Prospect Heights Fire District ambulance

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Prospect Heights Fire District ambulance

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Prospect Heights Fire District ambulance

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Prospect Heights Fire District ambulance

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chevron striping on rear of new ambulance

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House fire in Prospect Heights, 6-1-17

Prospect Heights firefighters were called to 409 Etowah Avenue Thursday night (6/1/17) at 9PM for a house fire. First arriving units had fire showing from the B-Side of the house and made a quick hit from the exterior. The area is without hydrants and the first-due tanker was out of service. As Prospect Heights Engine 39 laid out 1,500′ of 5″ hose to a nearby school, Long Grove Tanker 55 supplied water to Prospect Heights Engine 9 in front of the house. The alarm was upgraded to a Code 4 for the working fire bringing companies from Arlington Heights, Mt. Prospect, Wheeling, Elk Grove Township, Northbrook, and the Palatine Rural FPD.

 

flames from window of house on fire

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flames from window of house on fire

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FF with hose line at house fire

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Spartan Gladiator Classic Alexis fire engine

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Long Grove FD Tanker 55

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Prospect Heights FPD Battalion 9

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aftermath of house fire

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Prospect Heights FD Engine 9

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Firefighters prepare PPE before entering house on fire

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Firefighters after battling a house fire

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House fire in Lincolnshire, 4-23-17

Firefighters were called to 20530 Williams Avenue in Lincolnshire Sunday morning 4/23/17 for smoke in a house. Companies made quick work of an apparent attic fire. Mutual aid at the scene included Buffalo Grove, Long Grove, Prospect Heights, and Lake Zurich.

Lincolnshire-Riverwoods FPD fire trucks on scene

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Long Grove Fire District Firefighters

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Buffalo Grove FD Engine 26 E-ONE Typhoon

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Lincolnshire-Riverwoods FPD fire trucks

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Lincolnshire-Riverwoods FPD Firefighters

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Lincolnshire-Riverwoods FPD Engine 53 HME RAT

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Lincolnshire-Riverwoods FPD in PPE

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Firefighters decon after a fire

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Prospect Heights FPD Squad 9

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Fire in Prospect Heights, 11-28-16

This from Larry Shapiro:

Prospect Heights firefighters were called to 13 Alton Road Monday morning (11/28/16) for a reported garage fire. Battalion 9 arrived with smoke showing from the attached garage of a ranch house and upgraded the alarm to a Code 4 for the working fire. Companies made entry and found the source was debris burning in the garage. After checking for extension, the Code 4 units were subsequently released.

Wheeling FD Engine 23

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Glenview FD Engine 8

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Wheeling Fire Chief Keith MacIsaac

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fire engine and firefighters

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scene of house fire

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Prospect Heights Battalion 9

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Firefighters load hose onto fire engine

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Prospect Heights Fire District news

Excerpts from the DailyHeraldnews.com:

Prospect Heights Fire Chief Drew Smith was sworn in last month as the department’s fifth chief in its 72-year history. It came after a 35-year career with the department, including the last 16 as deputy chief.

But, more than the numbers, Smith says the appointment was a dream come true.

He met with Prospect Heights residents for the first time as chief during an open house Saturday and wrote a letter expressing his vision for the department in its latest newsletter.

He dates his experience to freshman year at Prospect High School, when he was a member of Mount Prospect’s civil defense unit as well as a member of a Fire Explorers Post in Des Plaines.

By the time he was a junior, Smith had joined the Northwest Suburban High School District 214 Fire Cadet program, which allowed him and 11 other students to attend school in the morning and spend their afternoons at the Mount Prospect Fire Station for training.

Rather than taking the traditional college path after graduation, Smith went to work as a technician at Northwest Community Hospital and at a private ambulance company before landing a role as a volunteer firefighter in Prospect Heights.

His own story reflects the current trend in fire service. Of the 50 full- and part-time firefighters and paramedics in Prospect Heights, nearly all have college degrees.

Smith worked his way up, from serving as the district’s medical officer to being promoted to lieutenant and, in 1989, to battalion chief. He was among the first full-time staff members hired by the fire protection district in 2000, along with Donald Gould, his predecessor as chief, and Tim Jones, who, like him, was a deputy chief.

As one of two deputy chiefs, Smith’s role was to supervise training as well as the district’s paramedic program.

Ten years ago, Smith’s dedication to fire service — and his community — was recognized when he was inducted into Prospect High School’s Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame. His photo and plaque still hangs on the school’s wall of fame.

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Prospect Heights Fire District news

The Prospect Heights Fire District is currently accepting applications for Paid-On-Call/Entry Level Firefighter/EMT. See detailed information on our website under EMPLOYMENT/PART TIME (scroll down to POC information).

INFO http://www.phfire.com/content/parttime/

APPLICATION http://www.phfire.com/content/parttime/Application%20for%20Employment-POC%202016.pdf

Applications are due no later than SEPTEMBER 30, 2016 @ 4:00 p.m.

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Prospect Heights Fire District news (more)

Retirement ceremony and walk-out for Prospect Heights Fire District Chief Donald Gould, Jr.

Prospect Heights Fire District Deputy Fire Chief Drew Smith

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Prospect Heights Fire District Chief Donald Gould, Jr retires

Prospect Heights Fire District Fire Chief Donald Gould Jr

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firefighters bid farewell to Prospect Heights Fire District Fire Chief Donald Gould Jr

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firefighter bids farewell to Prospect Heights Fire District Fire Chief Donald Gould Jr

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Prospect Heights Fire District Chief Donald Gould, Jr retires

firefighters lined up for inspection

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Prospect Heights Fire District Deputy Fire Chief Drew Smith

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Prospect Heights Fire District Chief Donald Gould, Jr retires

fire department honor guard folds American flag

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Prospect Heights Fire District Fire Chief Donald Gould Jr

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Prospect Heights Fire District Fire Chief Donald Gould Jr and Deputy Chief Drew Smith

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Prospect Heights Fire District Chief Donald Gould, Jr retires

Prospect Heights Fire District Fire Chief Donald Gould Jr

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plaque for retiring fire chief

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gag gift for retiring fire chief

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