Recent News

Deep cleaning of our stations, equipment, and apparatus!

April 22, 2020

The exposure to infectious diseases is a risk that comes with delivering patient care. The crew from Chicago Water & Fire Restoration thoroughly disinfected all of our stations, apparatus, and equipment at no charge. Their top notch cleaning helped ensure the members of WFRD that they have a safer work environment. Thank you for your generosity.


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

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.

Our NERCOM Dispatchers Rock!

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!

FF/PM Rachel Simandl Badge Pinning Ceremony

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!

9/11 Moment of Silence

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.


After Hours Nerf Battle 

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.


New Board of Trustee's Board Member

May 24, 2019

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


Trustee Dick Menzel Retires From Fire Board

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.

Additional Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to protect us and our community. 

March 15, 2020

Our crews may look a little different when delivering care, but want to do everything we can to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. These extra steps are in place to ensure personnel are protected so they can respond to the next emergency and finish their shift in a healthy state.


Active shooter training at McHenry County College

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.

Fire Safety Festival at WFRD Station #3

October 15, 2019

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

Touch-A-Truck at the First Presbyterian Church

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.


WFRD Part-Time Employment Announced 

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. 


Duckling Rescue!

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.


Live Burn On South Street

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! 


WFRD Holds Open House!

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. 

Cadets graduate from Basic Operations Firefighter school

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.

Firefighter of the Year Award

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.

Fire Safety Festival at Verda Dierzen Early Learning Center

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. 

Cub Scout Troop 350 Visits Station #1

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.


9/11 Memorial at Harley Davidson

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.


Miss Woodstock Scholarship Pageant

May 31, 2019

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


Challenger Little League outing

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.