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West Chicago Fire Protection District Celebrates Milestones with Retirement and Promotion Ceremony – El Distrito de Protección contra Incendios de West Chicago celebra hitos con una ceremonia de jubilación y ascenso

West Chicago, IL – The West Chicago Fire Protection District is set to honor dedicated firefighters with a special retirement and promotion ceremony on Friday, June 28, 2024. The event will take place at 1 p.m. at the District’s headquarters located at 200 Fremont St. This ceremony marks an important occasion for the district as…

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West Chicago Fire Protection District Celebrates Milestones with Retirement and Promotion Ceremony – El Distrito de Protección contra Incendios de West Chicago celebra hitos con una ceremonia de jubilación y ascenso

West Chicago, IL – The West Chicago Fire Protection District is set to honor dedicated firefighters with a special retirement and promotion ceremony on Friday, June 28, 2024. The event will take place at 1 p.m. at the District’s headquarters located at 200 Fremont St. This ceremony marks an important occasion for the district as…

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Update: Menards Situation Necessitates Fire Department Response, Employees and Customers Evacuated

Update-Tuesday , March 12- Fire Chief Tanner let the Voice know the fire at Menard’s originated in the compactor and was quickly put out by fire department personnel. Breaking News: West Chicago, IL. -Sunday, March 10 .  Menards in West Chicago experienced a situation that necessitated a response from the West Chicago Fire Department, an…

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Fire Department Program Enables First Responders to Immediately Access Senior Residences in Emergency Situations - West Chicago News

Fire Department Program Enables First Responders to Immediately Access Senior Residences in Emergency Situations

Fire Department Program Enables First Responders to Immediately Access Senior Residences in Emergency Situations The West Chicago Fire Protection District offers a Key Box Program for seniors using the Knox Box Residential System that allows first responders to immediately access a residence during an emergency situation. The Knox Box Residential System is utilized by fire…

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Over 100 Displaced in Main Park Apartment Fire : Here’s the latest and How To Help

Over 100 Displaced in Main Park Apartment Fire The devastating fire at the Main Park apartment complex has left over 100 residents displaced. The West Chicago Fire Protection District (WCFPD) recently concluded their investigation into the incident, stating that while the cause remains undetermined, the fire was deemed “non-suspicious” and originated in a second-story apartment….

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Getting Involved In The Community

“To say you have no choice is to relieve yourself of responsibility.” -Patrick Ness, Monsters of Men In a democratic society, the importance of people’s involvement in local politics and community government cannot be overstated. As citizens, it is our duty to actively participate and have our voices heard, as this gives us the power…

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Cooking Mishaps #1 Cause of Home Fires: Fire Prevention Safety Tips To Avoid Home Fires

Cooking Mishaps #1 Cause of Home Fires: Fire Prevention Safety Tips To Avoid Home Fires

Cooking Mishaps #1 Cause of Home Fires: Fire Prevention Safety Tips To Avoid Home Fires October 8-14 is Fire Prevention Week, and the entire Month of October is Fire Prevention Awareness Month. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) —has been the official sponsor of Fire Prevention Week (FPW) for more than 100 years. This year’s…

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West Chicago Fire Protection District’s K9 and Drone Team Complete Training Exercises

The West Chicago Fire Protection District’s K9 and Drone team joined several other local teams recently to complete training in Oswego. participating Departments were: Village of Romeoville West Chicago Fire Protection District Roselle Fire Department Glenview Fire Department Lockport Township Fire Protection District Hillside Fire Department WeGo’s own K9, Thor and his handler Todd Baseggio …

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