News & Information

Baby Mika
Shortly after 2am on Tuesday, June 11, 2024 Firefighter/Paramedics from The Westchester Fire Department received a call of a woman actively in labor.
Fire Hydrant Testing
The Westchester Fire Department will be conducting testing of fire hydrants in the Village. Fire hydrant testing is required for the Village's ISO (Insurance Service Office) score, which measures the fire prevention and fire suppression capabilities of Village.
Fire Department Promotions
Please join us in congratulating the following members on their upcomming promotions. Lieutenant Sean O’Connor and Lieutenant Dave Middendorf to Captain, Firefighter/Paramedic Mark Wandtke and Firefighter/Paramedic Dan Perzyna to Lieutenant. These promotions will become official on May 9, 2024.
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...
Fireworks Safety
According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), Fireworks started an estimated 12,264 fires in 2021, including 2,082 structure fires, 316 vehicle fires, and 9,866 outside and other fires. These fires caused 29 civilian injuries and $59 million in direct property damage. These fires are not only caused by commercial/consumer fireworks, but also by unregulated novelty fireworks that are sometimes purchased at local supermarkets.
Honor & Remember Fallen Firefighters
Governor JB Pritzker and State Fire Marshal James A. Rivera joined firefighters today to honor and remember five fallen firefighters and recognize those who went above and beyond their duties at th...