Tuesday, June 19, 2012
The department received one of 83 Illinois American Water 2012 Firefighter Grant Program grants.
Editor's note: The following press release was submitted by Illinois American Water. The Lisle-Woodridge Fire District will be sending firefighter officers for specialized training, thanks to a grant by Illinois American Water (IAW). The IAW 2012 Firefighter GrantProgram provides financial assistance to fire and emergency organizations serving communities in its service areas. The Firefighter Grant Program has been successful in providing assistance to community fire protection efforts, according to Karla Olson Teasley, president of Illinois American Water. "Over the last two years we’ve been able to provide 83 grants totaling over $100,000 to fire departments across Illinois. We look forward to providing even more assistance to …
Sunday, May 27, 2012
The parade will kick off at 9 a.m. at 75th Street and Woodridge Drive.
Friday, May 25, 2012
Read on for the village's position and the counter-arguments from public safety officials.
The village of Woodridge detailed its continued position for public safety pension reforms in a release last week. The full press release is posted below. However, it's only one side of the story. That's why we posted a response from public safety officials Patch gathered in late 2010 about a referendum urging voter support for public safety pension reforms. The press release is in regular text. The response from public safety officials is in italics. --- As local governments struggle to balance their budgets in the midst of skyrocketing public safety pension costs, municipalities across Illinois are urging Springfield lawmakers to vote in favor of reforms for police officer and firefighter pension systems before the end of the current …
Thursday, May 24, 2012
The parade will kick off at 9 a.m. at 75th Street and Woodridge Drive.
Honor Memorial Day with the Lisle-Woodridge Fire Department and the Woodridge VFW Post 1578. Both groups will host a Memorial Day parade on Monday. The parade will kick off at 9 a.m. The route will start at Fire Station 2 at 75th Street and Woodridge Drive, proceed north on Woodridge Drive and east on Center Drive to Memorial Park. The parade will be silent and solemn. Many color guards will be present. A Memorial Day service will follow the parade. The public is invited to attend.
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Find out how to donate to the Dobbertin Family Fund.
A fund has been set up to benefit a Woodridge family whose house caught fire May 4. Anyone interested can donate money to the Dobbertin Family Fund at: Community Bank of Downers Grove 1111 Warren Avenue Downers Grove, IL 60515 A fire started in the attic of the family's home in the 3100 block of 63rd Street May 4, according to Lisle-Woodridge Fire Department officials. One firefighter was taken to the hospital as a precautionary measure and was later released, according to Bureau Chief Jim French. No other injuries were reported. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.
Thursday, May 10, 2012
The small lab was discovered Wednesday night when police served an arrest warrant, according to reports.
Local and state police removed a small working meth lab from a Woodridge apartment Wednesday night, according to officers. Woodridge police said they arrived at the Quarters in Woodridge apartment complex in the 8100 block of Route 53 around 7:30 p.m. Wednesday to serve an arrest warrant for theft to Michael Dehlinger. The 22-year-old was taken into custody after attempting to flee and is being held on the arrest warrant at the DuPage County Jail, according to police. While on the scene, police said they discovered drugs and drug paraphernalia inside the apartment, including a small meth lab. The Lisle-Woodridge Fire Protection District Hazmat Team was called to the scene and determined the lab was not an immediate threat to others in the …
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
More information is expected to be released Thursday.
Officials are investigating a Wednesday night incident that "may involve" a meth lab in a Woodridge apartment complex, according to Woodridge police. The investigation was in its preliminary stages Wednesday night and more information was expected to be released Thursday, Woodridge Police Chief Ken Boehm said. Lisle-Woodridge Fire Department responded to a "fire concern" in the Quarters in Woodridge apartment complex in the 8100 block of Route 53 around 9 p.m. Wednesday night, according to Lisle-Woodridge Bureau Chief Jim French. Woodridge police and the DuPage County Sheriff's Office also responded. Lisle-Woodridge left the scene by 10 p.m., French said, but other emergency personnel remained on the scene. Check back with Woodridge …
Monday, May 7, 2012
One firefighter was taken to the hospital as a precautionary measure. No other injuries were reported.
Sign up for our newsletter to get the latest Woodridge news in your inbox. A fire started in the attic of a Woodridge home Friday, according to Lisle-Woodridge Fire Department officials. On Monday, much of the roof was covered. More information about the extent of the damage has not been released. The fire took place in the 3100 block of 63rd Street, near the intersection of 63rd Street and MacArthur Drive. One firefighter was taken to the hospital as a precautionary measure and was released, according to Bureau Chief Jim French. No other injuries were reported. The cause of the fire remains under investigation. More information is expected to be released soon.
Sunday, March 11, 2012
The Lisle-Woodridge Fire Department reminds residents to change smoke and carbon monoxide detector batteries.
Happy Daylight Savings Time! You changed your clocks last night. Now the Lisle-Woodridge Fire Department wants to remind you to change the batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. The following is a press release from Lisle-Woodridge with more information: On average of three children die each day in home fires and 82 percent of those occur in homes without working smoke alarms. Non-working smoke and CO alarms rob residents of the protective benefits the home fire safety devices were designed to provide. The most commonly cited cause of non-working alarms: worn or missing batteries. Changing smoke alarm batteries at least once a year is one of the simplest, most effective ways to reduce these tragic deaths and injuries. In…
Monday, February 13, 2012
Emergency personnel responded to a fire in a Woodridge apartment complex early Sunday.
No one was injured in a Woodridge apartment fire that broke out early Sunday morning. The Lisle-Woodridge Fire Department responded to an activated fire alarm around 6:31 a.m. to an apartment complex in the 6600 block of Double Eagle Drive, according to a press release. Two residents were home at the time of the fire, the press release said, which started in an apartment kitchen. One resident was frantic, the release said. The other was asleep and unaware of his surroundings. Both were taken to a safe area. Emergency personnel found the apartment sprinkler system confined the fire to the kitchen stove. Unattended cooking was detemined to be the cause of the fire. Three apartments were deemed uninhabitable after the fire.