Posts Tagged Prospect Heights Fire District

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

Drew Smith photo

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)

This from Larry Shapiro:

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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New tanker for Prospect Heights (more)

Photos from Larry Shapiro of the new prospect Heights Tanker 9.

2016 Freightliner M2 112 cab and chassis/Alexis 1250/3000 tanker so 2283

Prospect Heights Tanker 9

Prospect Heights Tanker 9 – 2016 Freightliner M2 112/Alexis 1250/3000 tanker so 2283. Larry Shapiro photo

Prospect Heights Tanker 9

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Prospect Heights Tanker 9

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Prospect Heights Fire District news

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Prospect Heights FPD Open House

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New tanker for Prospect Heights

From Alexisfire.com:

Freightliner fire truck

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Prospect Height Fire District Tanker 9

Alexis Fire Equipment photo

Prospect Height Fire District Tanker 9

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fire truck being built

Alexis Fire Equipment photo

Freightliner fire truck

Alexis Fire Equipment photo

Freightliner fire truck

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Prospect Height Fire District Tanker 9

Alexis Fire Equipment photo

Prospect Height Fire District Tanker 9

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School bus crash in Prospect Heights, 8-29-17

This from the Prospect Heights Fire District:

At 14:42 hours on 8/29/17, Prospect Heights companies were dispatched for a crash at the intersection of Wildwood Drive West and Stonegate West. RED Center reported an auto had collided with a school bus. Chief 901 arrived and reported an occupied school bus was off the road and the auto had heavy damage and was still occupied. The initial dispatch was upgraded to a pin-in response and two additional ambulances were sent by RED Center based on reports from callers. PH companies used a Hurst eDraulics tool to open one door. A9 and A39 each transported patients. A23 and Tanker 9 evaluated all the bus passengers; none were injured. The school principal reported to the scene and took possession of the children who were transferred to another bus. No other hazards were present. Companies on scene: A9, A39, E9, Tanker 9 (was on the air for drill), Wheeling A23, 901, and 900.

cras scene with school bus

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Prospect Heights firefighters free driver from a car

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street signs

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