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Fire Academy Graduation
Congratulations to Firefighter/Paramedic Mark Krueger on his graduation from the NIPSTA Fire Academy today! Firefighter Krueger was also presented with the leadership award of his academy class. After nine weeks of hard work, Firefighter Krueger will begin his duties next week with his fellow Firefighters, serving the residents of Westchester! 
Engine Company Operations Training
Firefighter/Paramedics Perzyna, Ward, and Curran completed the Engine Company Operations course at the University of Illinois Fire Service Institute in Champaign.
2024 West Suburban Firehouse Cook-Off
On Saturday February 24, Lieutenant Biskup and Firefighter Snavely, attended the annual West Suburban Firehouse Chili Cook-Off Fundraiser sponsored by Top Flight Defense, which is a non-profit organization created by Veterans that focuses on the overall health and mental wellness for Women Veterans in their Community.
Fire Academy Graduation
Congratulations to Westchester Firefighter Reilly Curran and the rest of Class 2304 on graduating the Northeastern Illinois Public Safety Training Fire Academy on December 8th 2023. He will be grad...
Keep the Wreath Red
Keep the Wreath Red: Help us Prevent Holiday Fires. According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), holiday decorations (excluding trees) cause about 790 home fires annually in the United States, resulting in 1 civilian fire death, 26 civilian injuries, and $13 million in direct property damages. As you decorate in the coming weeks, keep fire prevention uppermost in your mind.
With the arrival of Thanksgiving and the season for family feasts, the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) is advising Illinoisans to take precautions to protect everyone from foodborne illnesses, as well as those unwelcome guests, namely seasonal viruses. Hosts can protect their guests by following basic food safety steps, including keeping hot foods hot, cold foods cold, and properly thawing frozen turkeys before roasting them.
Thanksgiving Safety Tips
As we approach Thanksgiving, we want to ensure that your holiday is filled with flavor and safety, especially if you plan to deep-fry your turkey. Follow these guidelines for a secure and scrumptious Thanksgiving:
Child Safety Protection Month
Celebrate Child Safety Protection Month this November. These resources empower parents and caregivers with essential knowledge on keeping kids safe around stoves, ensuring bath time safety, and eff...
Welcome Firefighter Krueger
Please welcome Firefighter Paramedic Mark Krueger to the Westchester Fire Department. Welcome to the Westchester!
Illinois Emergency Management provides tips for residents during winter weather preparedness week, As many residents in the State have already experienced an early snowfall this year, the Illinois Emergency Management Agency and Office of Homeland Security offers readiness tips during winter weather preparedness week, as part of winter weather preparedness month this November.