Recent News

February 6, 2020

Congratulations to Cadets Joe Bendewald and Dave Wrbanek on graduating from Basic Operations Fire Fighter school. WFRD is glad to have you and are proud of your accomplishments.

Cadets graduate from Basic Operations Firefighter school

November 16, 2019

Congratulations Lieutenant Zac Beatty for receiving the Firefighter of the year award at 2019 Woodstock Moose Lodge Community Hero Awards. We are proud of the hard work and dedication that you give to the members, citizens and visitors of the District.

Firefighter of the Year Award

October 8, 2019

WFRD Fire Safety Festival at Verda Dierzen School is in the books. We had a great time with all of the students. Next week we will host sessions at Station 3 and at Prairewood Elementary School. 

Fire Safety Festival at Verda Dierzen Early Learning Center


September 13, 2019

Cub Scout Troop 350 visited us at Fire Station 1. We showed them all of the tools we have available for vehicle extrication. By the look on their faces, I'd say they had fun.

Cub Scout Troop 350 Visits Station #1


September 08, 2019

We were honored to be invited to participate in Woodstock Harley Davidson 9/11 memorial ceremony. Never Forget was the message delivered when remembering ALL those who lost their lives that day and those who are struggling today.

9/11 Memorial at Harley Davidson


May 31, 2019

Good luck to Sophia Webster as she competes in Miss Woodstock this evening. The members of WFRD are rooting for you!!!

Miss Woodstock Scholarship Pageant


May 5, 2019

It was a beautiful day for baseball with the Challenger Little League, Woodstock, IL. at Merryman Fields Park. WFRD's very own "Fire Pup" was asked to throw out the first pitch. After the game, players, coaches, family and friends walked over to Station 3 for hotdogs, chips, and a drink. This has become an annual event that we love being a part of.

Challenger Little League outing

January 23, 2020

At tonight’s Board of Trustee’s meeting, Erik Bobula was sworn in as a full time Firefighter/Paramedic. Congratulations Erik. We are proud to have you in our family.

Eric Bobula sworn in as full-time FF/PM!

October 17, 2019

Over the last few weeks WFRD has been out teaching children about fire safety and we couldn’t have done it without our great partners at NERCOM. A special thank you to our dispatchers for educating students about when to call 911 and creating a meeting place. You guys rock!

Our NERCOM Dispatchers Rock!

September 26, 2019

Congratulations to FF/PM Rachel Simandl on recently completing paramedic class and passing her state examination. Rachel’s badge pinning ceremony was conducted at the Board of Trustee meeting on Thursday evening. Way to go Rachel!

FF/PM Rachel Simandl Badge Pinning Ceremony


September 11, 2019

We held a moment of silence today at 7:46 a.m. for those who lost their lives on 9/11. The time coincides with the exact moment Flight 11 struck the north tower. Never Forget.

9/11 Moment of Silence


July 26, 2019

Tonight members of WFRD participated in the After Hours Nerf Battle at the Woodstock Public Library. This fun event was geared for kids ages 6-12. We had a blast being paired up with the kids and trying and capture each other’s team flag. It was a great event that we will look forward to again next year.

After Hours Nerf Battle 


May 24, 2019

Congratulations Noel Baldwin on becoming a Woodstock Fire/Rescue District trustee!

New Board of Trustee's Board Member

April 26, 2019

Dick Menzel, at his last board meeting, was honored for twelve years of service to the District as trustee last night. Thank you for your service to WFRD and to the community.

Trustee Dick Menzel Retires From Fire Board

January 19, 2020

Our crews participated in an active shooter training with the Woodstock Police Department and the McHenry County Sheriffs Office. Our crews practiced being a part of a Rescue Task Force (RTF) to triage and extricate victims under guard of an armed officer.

Active shooter training at McHenry County College

October 15, 2019

Thank you to all the schools that came out to our station to learn about fire safety this week!

Fire Safety Festival at WFRD Station #3


September 14, 2019

We enjoyed spending time with the kids at today's Touch-A-Truck event located at the First Presbyterian Church. This is an annual event that we always look forward to being a part of. The rest of the crews stayed busy sharpening their vehicle extrication skills in between answering calls.

Touch-A-Truck at the First Presbyterian Church


September 10, 2019

WFRD announces part-time applications to fill openings for the position of Part-Time Firefighter/Paramedic & Part-Time Firefighter/EMT. Employment information can be found on our Employment page. 

WFRD Part-Time Employment Announced 


July 4, 2019

Crews from Engine 442 and Battalion 4 responded to Menards on the 4th of July to rescue nearly a dozen ducklings that had fallen through a sewer grate.

Duckling Rescue!


May 11, 2019

The Woodstock Fire/Rescue District conducted live fire training from 7:00am-12:00pm in the 800 block of W. South Street. Thank you to all those who came out to participate or watch! 

Live Burn On South Street

March 23, 2019

Attendance at our Open House event was phenomenal!!! The weather was perfect and the energy level was running high. Thank you to all who were able to come out and spend the morning with us. We hope you had fun and also learned a thing or two about who we are and what we do. 

A special thanks goes out to all WFRD members and the Marian Central Catholic High School Key Club for helping make this event run smoothly. 

WFRD Holds Open House!

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