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Fire district OKs revenue enhanced budget

When the Board of Trustees approved a 2020-21 fiscal year budget last week, it appropriated an additional $150,000 for an “administrative position” at the WFRD, likely a deputy chief, a […]

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Firefighting challenge? ‘We’re ready’

How would the Woodstock Fire/Rescue District deal with fire in a new five-story apartment building? What about dozens of homes built only 6 feet apart in a new housing addition? […]

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After OFAC, services will continue

Woodstock’s homeless assistance center, operating in the former city fire station at South and Throop streets for the past four years, will close this week. A news release from the […]

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Fire stretches district resources

Woodstock Fire/Rescue District had a rare occurrence last week: an actual working structure fire. “We don’t have those too often,” Capt. Brendan Parker said of the blaze in the 800 […]

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Bells to honor fallen firefighters

Members of the Woodstock Fire/ Rescue District invite the community to join them this weekend in an annual nationwide bell-ringing ceremony on the Square to honor fallen firefighters. The local […]

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WFRD plan ‘truly a team effort’

Six goals with objectives and tasks to achieve them are part of a new four-year strategic plan for the Woodstock Fire/Rescue District. The 34-page document was approved last week by […]

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