Northwest Herald | Local fire departments pledge to wear seat belts. By CHELSEA McDOUGALL – email@example.com Woodstock Fire Rescue is joining departments across the nation to do its part to reduce the second-leading cause of line-of-duty firefighter deaths – crashes. Illinois is fifth in the state for line-of-duty firefighter deaths, with crashes being the second biggest factor in those fatalities. For Woodstock Fire Chief Ralph Webster, wearing seat belts on the job could dramatically reduce those incidents. Heart attacks are the No. 1 cause of line-of-duty firefighter deaths. About 100 U.S. firefighters die on the job each year, Webster [ Read More ]
Woodstock Fire/Rescue District has teamed up with renowned organization Chasing4Life to offer a community disaster preparedness seminar on March 1st, 2012 at 7pm. On Thursday, March 1, 2012 at 7pm Woodstock Fire/Rescue District will be hosting a free Disaster Preparedness Seminar at their Station #3 located at 2900 N. Raffel Rd. in Woodstock, IL. The seminar is presented for all ages to enjoy and learn more about being prepared in extreme weather situations. Seminar topics will include: What are the warning signs you should be looking for in extreme weather situations? How to prepare for an emergency. What items should be [ Read More ]
On Monday, January 30, 2012 WFRD and Lifesource Blood Centers will be hosting a blood drive at Station 1 at 435 E. Judd Street, Woodstock, IL 60098. Lifesource has implemented a program that rewards fire departments with participation based education credits. In a nut shell, the more units of blood donated, the more financial assistance the department may receive toward education. Where: 435 East Judd Street, Woodstock, IL 60098 When: Monday, January 30th, 2012 Time: 1pm – 6pm Walk-Ins are welcome and encouraged. If you would like to schedule your appointment please contact LifeSource 1-877-543-3768 or online at www.lifesource.org and use sponsor code 720C. [ Read More ]
The addition of the Self Registration Portal (SRP) to the GeoCast Web Emergency Notification System, already in use, provides emergency services with a way to gather contact information from the community at-large. Through this free online service, McHenry County residents can now sign up to receive emergency alerts, issued by local public safety agencies, via landline or cellular telephone, text message, or email.
Help Woodstock Fire Rescue District support the Family Health Partnership Clinic by purchasing your 2011 Pink T-Shirt. This year we are offering adult sizes only. Short Sleeve $10 Long Sleeve $15 Click HERE to order now!