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Prospect Heights FPD open house

Prospect Heights FPD 2019 Open House

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Prospect Heights Fire Protection District news

Excerpts from the Journal-topics.com:

The Prospect Heights Fire District will host a ceremony at 6:30 p.m. Monday, July 8 at the district’s main firehouse to honor two civilians whose efforts helped save a life.

The first part of the ceremony will honor Gabriele Noreikaite and Tom Ciupka. According to Fire Chief Drew Smith, on June 2 the two were visiting family in Prospect Heights when they heard a car crash, investigated, and found a male patient unresponsive, not breathing, and slumped over the wheel of his vehicle.

They removed the man from the car and administered CPR until paramedics arrived. After care by the paramedics, who also will be honored, the man is doing well and will be discharged from a rehabilitation facility within days. He said that without their efforts, the outcome would have been very different.

The second part of our ceremony will swear in the fire district’s newest member, Michael Lynch, who started as a part-time employee two years ago and was recently promoted to a full-time firefighter.

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Storm damage in Prospect Heights/Wheeling 6-27-19

Wheeling and Prospect Heights firefighters were called for an outside fire near a house Thursday evening after a storm passed through the area. Companies arrived to find a primary power line down in the rear posing no threats to any structures. There was some impressive arcing prior to the arrival of crews from ComEd who rendered the situation safe.

Video was provided by Taylor Wallen.

Prospect Heights FD Battalion 9

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Rosenbauer Commander fire engine

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Poor line arcing on the ground

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IHC Altec ComEd bucket truck

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ComEd lineman at work

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ComEd lineman at work

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ComEd lineman at work

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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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ambulance interior

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