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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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MVA in Prospect Heights, 4-14-17

Prospect Heights firefighter/paramedics and Arlington Heights paramedics were sent to the intersection of Hintz and Schoenbeck Roads for a rollover crash with extrication Friday afternoon 4/14/17. Companies arrived to find a mini-van with an older driver that had left the roadway and struck a parked car in a lot. Additionally, they had a Nissan SUV that had rolled completely over before landing upright on the sidewalk. All occupants were out of the vehicles when firefighters arrived.

The minivan driver was transported to an area hospital in Prospect Heights Ambulance 9 and two occupants of the SUV refused treatment and transport.

crash scene involving a minivan

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Nissan SUV after t-bone crash and rollover

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Nissan SUV after t-bone crash and rolloverProspect Heights Fire District squad 9

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Nissan SUV after t-bone crash and rollover

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Nissan SUV after t-bone crash and rollover

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crash scene with 3 vehicles

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Nissan SUV after t-bone crash and rollover

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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

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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Mount Prospect and Prospect Heights sign mutual aid agreement

Excerpts from the DailyHerald.com:

Residents in parts of Mount Prospect and Prospect Heights can expect quicker responses to emergencies after the two communities’ fire departments set aside long-standing differences this week to forge a new mutual aid agreement.

The deal, ratified this week by the Mount Prospect village board and Prospect Heights Fire Protection District, is the first between the two in five years. Such deals lay out when and where one department would respond to an emergency in the other’s jurisdiction.

“There was, I guess you would say, a difference of opinion,” Prospect Heights Fire Chief Donald Gould said. “We withdrew from the (previous) agreement, and now there is some new administration.”

The key point of dispute over the years, Gould said, concerned what part of each community an agreement should cover and he said the new agreement should mean faster response times.

“Some of the area of Mount Prospect is actually almost right across the street from our fire station (at Camp McDonald and Route 83),” he said.

Mount Prospect Fire Chief Brian Lambel told the village board Tuesday that he began reviewing agreements with neighboring communities when he took over as interim chief last summer. Since then, department representatives have met with the Elk Grove, Elk Grove Township, Des Plaines and Prospect Heights departments.

Lambel said that one area where he believed improved coverage is needed is the north side of the village, which borders Prospect Heights.

The new agreement came about after regular meetings between Mount Prospect Deputy Chief John Dolan and Prospect Heights Deputy Chief Drew Smith. Those laid the groundwork for Mount Prospect firefighters joining their peers from Prospect Heights and Arlington Heights in training exercises, and ultimately the aid agreement.

The deal is expected to improve fire response in neighborhoods near Camp McDonald and Elmhurst roads, as well as between Wolf and River roads, north of Kensington Road.

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Fire department training in Prospect Heights

This from Drew Smith:

May 10, 11, and 12 the Prospect Heights, Mount Prospect, and Wheeling fire departments conducted joint training at Euclid Avenue and Elmhurst Road. The former Social Security office building built in 1996 is being razed to build a Chase Bank. We were able to conduct  roof operations and make several openings.

roof ventilation training for firefighters

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roof ventilation training for firefighters

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roof ventilation training for firefighters

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roof operations training for firefighters

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Live-fire training in Prospect Heights, 11-10-15

Day two of live-fire training in the 700 block of Elmhurst Road in Prospect Heights.

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smoke from window at house fire

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firefighter inside smokey building

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rainbow at house fire scene

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live-fire training

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flames shooting from a window

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flames shooting from a window

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live-fire training

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firefighters on knees spraying hose

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fire engine drafting from a portable tank

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Here is day one training

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Live-fire training in Prospect Heights, 11-9-15

This from Larry Shapiro:

Day one of live-fire training in the 700 block of Elmhurst Road in Prospect Heights. The fire department has two houses available to them for training that are to be torn down for a new assisted-living facility.

firefighters enter house under smoke

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firefighters enter house under smoke

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firefighters enter house under smoke

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smoke vents from window at house fire

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firefighter lights room on fire during training

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fire department water tender with portable tank

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rainbow at house fire scene

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firefighter overhauls window

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firefighter breaks window doing overhaul

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Vacant house fire in Prospect Heights, 11-9-15

This from Larry Shapiro:

Prospect Heights firefighters were called to 702 S Elmhurst Road shortly before 9PM on Monday night (11/9/15) for fire in a vacant house. This was a house that they’d been training in that afternoon. Police called it in reporting heavy smoke with fire in the attic.

Wheeling, Long Grove, and Arlington Heights companies responded on the Code 3 alarm . The fire was contained in under 30 minutes and it never broke through the roof.

Here are some photos and a video.

firefighters at night house fire

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firefighters at night house fire

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Spartan fire engine with lines off at night

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firefighter cuts hole in roof with chain saw

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firemen overhaul house after fire

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FD Lieutenant Patrick Leahy

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aftermath of fire in a vacant house

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Kitchen fire in Prospect Heights, 9-1-15

This from Larry Shapiro:

Prospect Heights firefighters made quick work of a kitchen fire at 842 E. Old Willow Road Tuesday night (9/1/15) as tenants of the unit fled to the balcony. One resident was transported by Arlington Heights Ambulance 2 to Glenbrook Hospital and the other refused treatment.

ladder to balcony of apartment after fire

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firemen setup PPV in doorway

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Arlington Heights ambulance

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Prospect Heights fire engine

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