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SUFD Training Academy to close

The Southwest United Fire Districts Training Academy posted this announcement on their website:

Thursday, May 19, 2011 

It is with deep regret that the Southwest United Fire Districts Board of Trustees announces the cessation of the Training Division effective June 17, 2011.

  • Vehicle & Machinery class scheduled May 23-27, 2011 will run.
  • Vehicle & Machinery Technician class scheduled June 13-17, 2011 will run. This class is full.

Students/Departments who have registered and paid for classes other than those previously mentioned will receive notices and refunds in the near future.

We wish to thank everyone for their unwavering support of the Southwest United Fire Districts.


The CPAT Division of the Southwest United Fire Districts will continue to run as scheduled for the remainder of 2011. The 2012 schedule will be posted as soon as it is available.


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Darien-Woodridge has been added to the site

Darien-Woodridge Fire District patchIn MABAS Division 10, the Darien-Woodridge Fire Protection District has three stations. This is an E-ONE department dating back many years. They currently have an E-ONE quint, three E-ONE engines, and two E-ONE ambulances. This department used to have lime green apparatus with white roofs and has transitioned to replace the green with red over the past several years. There are two vehicles left with the original color scheme.

Their district includes parts of Darien and Woodridge as well as the unincorporated areas of Downers Grove and some of unincorporated Westmont. They are staffed with both full-time and part-time personnel, and in 2009, they ran 2,450 total runs.

Darien-Woodridge Station 1 is also home to the Southwest United FIre Districts Fire Training Academy which has three rigs of their own.

Darien-Woodridge FPD Station 1

Darien-Woodridge FPD Station 1 houses fire department headquarters and the Southwest United Fire Districts Fire Training Academy. Larry Shapiro photo

Darien-Woodridge FPD E-ONE quint

Darien-Woodridge FPD E-ONE ambulance

Southwest United Districts Fire Training Academy engine 1

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