Posts Tagged Prospect Heights Fire District

MVA in Wheeling, 6-4-19

Prospect Heights firefighters were dispatched to a one-car MVA Tuesday afternoon (6/4/19) in the express lanes of Palatine Road just west of Wolf Road. A new Cadillac SUV was precariously along the embankment after running through and getting stuck in a section of open curbing that was dug out for replacement. The driver was alone in the car and not complaining of injuries, but was unable to get out of the car. Firefighters assisted the occupant out of the car and was then evaluated by paramedics. 

 

The new buggy for Prospect Heights Battalion 9, recently placed into service is seen in several photos.

brand new Cadillac SUV wrecked

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One-car crash in Wheeling IL 6/4/19 with Prospect Heights Fire Department

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Prospect Heights FD Battalion 9 Ford F250

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Gene's Towing at work

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New buggy for Prospect Heights FPD

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New unit for Prospect Heights Fire District Battalion 9

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Prospect Heights Fire District news

From the Prospect Heights Fire District:

We are recruiting for our POC program. POCs attend the NIPSTA Fire Academy and transition quickly to part time employees. This is an excellent opportunity for those who can commit to the fire academy schedule and want to begin a fire service career. The residency requirement is flexible and used as one tool in selecting applicants. Typically, each year three applicants are selected for this program.

APPLICATION PERIOD IS CURRENTLY OPEN UNTIL OCTOBER 19, 2018

CAREFULLY REVIEW ALL INFORMATION PRIOR TO SUBMITTING APPLICATION

Information and link to application herehttp://www.phfire.com/content/paidoncall/

General Requirements for Paid-On Call Membership

In order to be considered for Paid-On-Call (POC) membership (employment) with the Prospect Heights Fire Protection District (PHFPD), the following minimum requirements must be met.  The requirements include, but are not limited to:

In order to be considered for Paid-On-Call (POC) membership (employment) with the Prospect Heights Fire Protection District (PHFPD), the following minimum requirements must be met.  The requirements include, but are not limited to:

  1. Be at least 18 years of age.
  2. Reside within approximately ten (10) miles of the fire station.  More importantly, meet performance requirements of fire district. Persons living more than ten (10) miles will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.  
  3. Be in good physical condition and mental health and able to perform strenuous manual labor.
  4. Be of good moral character and not had any serious criminal activity history as determined by a background investigation conducted by the PHFPD using fingerprint submission to the Illinois State Police and FBI and request for Drivers License Abstract from the Secretary of State.
  5. Possess a valid class D Driver’s License issued by the state in which the applicant resides. 
  6. Be a High School graduate or possess a GED certificate.
  7. Be an U.S. citizen or possess work authorization from the U.S. Department of Immigration and Naturalization.
  8. Possess a valid and current EMT-B or paramedic license from the IDPH.
  9. Possess proof of completion within the 12 months prior to application of the Candidate Physical Ability Test – CPAT.NOTE: You must present a valid CPAT with ladder climb card or certificate with your submitted application AND again at time of job offer, present a valid CPAT card or certificate. Valid means not more than 12 months old.
  1. Upon acceptance pass a psychological evaluation, physical examination, and drug screen.

Complete position descriptions as well as hiring policies and procedures of the PHFPD are available upon written request to the Fire Chief.

 

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Deck fire in Prospect Heights, 8-9-18

From the Prospect Heights Fire District:

Companies responded to the listed location for a report of a structure. Prior to arrival dispatch informed responding units that the fire was on the rear deck and had been extinguished. Following an investigation, a smoldering fire from a planter box had dropped smoldering materiaal onto the the rear balcony deck and caused a deck fire. Firefighters cut and removed a deck board along with some trim and checked for extension, then proceeded to wash down the area and completed extinguishment.

Companies at the scene:
Prospect Heights E9, Twr9, E39, Batt. 9 and 900. Wheeling E23, MP Twr13, and MP A14.

Prospect Heights fire engine on the scene at Rob Roy

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Firefighters overhaul deck after a fire

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CAD printout of Prospect Heights FD incident

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5-Alarm fire with 2 Specials and a 2-Alarm EMS Box in Prospect Heights, 7-18-18 (more)

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One-car MVA in Wheeling, 4-2-18

Wheeling and Prospect Heights firefighters were sent to 100 E. Palatine Road Monday afternoon for a reported crash. This address is on the westbound Palatine frontage road east of the railroad tracks. Upon arrival, firefighters were directed to a car that had left the roadway and traveled down an embankment coming to rest underneath the railroad bridge. The car’s sole occupant, with apparently non life-threatening injures, was unable to get out. After forcing open a door, the patient was carried up the embankment on a backboard and transported to an area hospital. The car was then winched back up onto the road. Train traffic was halted in the area for roughly 30 minutes while firefighters and then tow operators worked beneath the rail bridge.  

car under the railroad bridge in Wheeling IL

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Gene's Towing winching a car

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car under the railroad bridge in Wheeling IL

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car under the railroad bridge in Wheeling IL

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Gene's Towing winching a car

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scene where car left the road

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rail bridge underpass with debris

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New chassis for Prospect Heights Fire District ambulance

From the Foster Coach Sales Facebook page:

Remounted Medtec conversion on a brand new Ford E450 chassis
Prospect heights Fire District ambulance

Prospect Heights Fire District ambulance. 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 ambulance

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ambulance interior

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Working fire in Prospect Heights, 12-15-17

Prospect Heights FPD was dispatched on Friday, 12/15 at 18:47 to a report of smoke in or from the building in the 1200 block of north Elmhurst Road. On arrival nothing was showing. After investigation fire was discovered in the roof near an exhaust fan for one of the several restaurants in the strip mall. A working fire (former Code 4) response was upgraded. One handline was taken to the roof where PH and Wheeling companies opened up and checked for extension. A second hand line was taken into the restaurant below the fire area where E9 and E39 checked for extension. Companies on the assignment were:

Prospect Heights Engine 9, Engine 39, Tower 9, 900, 901, and Battalion 9; Wheeling Engine 23, Tower 24, Ambulance 23; Arlington Heights Engine 4; and  Lincolnshire-Riverwoods Squad 51. 

Chief officers 2400, 2401, 5500, a MP chief were returned.

Prospect Heights FD at fire scene

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Prospect Heights FD at fire scene

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PHFD Mourns Loss of Former Deputy Chief Ron Olsen

From the Prospect Heights Fire District website:

Ron Olsen, a former PHFD deputy chief and father of our Battalion Chief Scott Olsen, died Wednesday, November 8.

Ron served the PHFD beginning in 1962. He retired as deputy chief in 1988. For a number of years after that Ron served as a part-time fire inspector retiring for a second time in 2015.

Ron Olsen, former Prospect Heights Fire District Deputy Chief

Ron Olsen, served as a Prospect Heights Fire District fire inspector after his retirement. Prospect Heights Fire District photo

When the first addition to the original fire station occurred in the early 1970s, Ron played a key role in the masonry work and other details. In the 2000s Ron helped with two significant masonry repairs to walls in the fire station saving the PHFD time and money.

Ron’s service to the PHFD and the citizens of Prospect Heights was truly invaluable and cherished. He will be missed.

Ronald J. Olsen, 79 of Grayslake, formerly of Prospect Heights was born October 24, 1938 in Chicago to Harry and Bertha (nee Torkilsen) Olsen and passed away November 7, 2017. Ron was retired Deputy Chief of the Prospect Heights Fire Protection District, 50 year member of D.C Crieger Masonic Lodge #81 AF & AM and Past Patron of the Arlington Heights Chapter of the Eastern Star. Ron was the beloved husband of Lorraine L. (nee Weiss) Olsen; loving father of Kimberly (Richard, Lt. MPFD) Christensen, Scott, Battalion Chief Prospect Heights Fire District (Georgette) Olsen and Brigette (Daniel Schley) Miksch; cherished grandfather of Emily (Tony) Thompson, Brent Fergus, Jenna Christensen, Jacob Christensen, Nicole Olsen, Megan Olsen, Steven Miksch, Victoria Miksch and Breeanna Schley; dear brother of Robert Olsen, Richard (Ruth) Olsen, Kenneth (Debbie) Olsen, Jerry (Danila) Olsen and Laura Olsen and fond uncle of many nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be Friday, November 10, 2017 from 3-9 PM at Lauterburg & Oehler Funeral Home, 2000 E. Northwest Highway, Arlington Heights where funeral services will be held Saturday, November 11 at 10:30 AM. Interment Memory Gardens Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions to the American Cancer Society would be appreciated

early CPR demonstration by PHFD Deputy Chief Ron Olsen

Prospect Heights Fire District history

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Prospect Heights Fire District news (more)

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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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