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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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Area Departments and Chief Officers Receive Awards

During the International Association of Fire Chiefs Conference in Chicago last week was a ceremony recognizing achievements that were awarded by the Center for Public Safety Excellence (CPSE). Among the awards were fire departments that became accredited agencies, Chief Fire Officer (CFO) Designees, Chief Medical Officer (CMO) Designees and Fire Officer (FO) Designees.

Several local chief officers were recognized as CFO Designees; some for the first time, some received their second recognition and several were awarded their third or fourth term as CFO Designees.

Both the Lake Forest Fire Department and the Lincolnshire-Riverwoods Fire Protection District received their accreditation for the first time.

Lincolnshire-Riverwoods Fire Protection District Accreditation

Representatives of the Lincolnshire-Riverwoods FPD were on hand to accept the plaque recognizing their department as an accreditated agency. Larry Shapiro photo

Lisle Woodridge and Downers Grove fire chiefs

From left to right: Downers Grove Fire Chief James Jackson, Sr., Lisle-Woodridge Fire District Chief Thomas Freeman (third term CFO Designee), and Downers Grove Deputy Chief Richard Mikel (first term CFO Designee). Larry Shapiro photo

Downer Grove and Westmont fire chiefs

From left to right: Downer Grove Deputy Chief Jefferey Pindelski, Westmont Fire Chief Frank Trout (third term CFO Designee) and Montgomery & Countryside FPD Chief Thomas Meyers, Jr (third term CFO Designee). Larry Shapiro photo

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