Fire Prevention Bureau
Mike DaValle, Division Chief / Deputy Fire Marshal
Charlie Buschick, Inspector
Wauconda Fire District, Fire Prevention Bureau is located at:
109 West Liberty Street
Wauconda, IL 60084
Main Fax: 847-526-2836
Ed Dagdick, Deputy Chief
Training is a priority of fire service personnel. Firefighters begin training the day they walk through the fire station doors and continue until they walk back out at retirement. Training keeps fire service personnel prepared to meet the demands of one of the most dangerous jobs in the world.
Personnel begin their life in the fire service in basic training. Basic training takes the recruit firefighter (trainee or probie) from knowing little to nothing about fire and emergency service and prepares them to fight fires and respond to emergency situations. But training does not end there. After completing firefighter basic training the recruits are sent to school to become Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs).
Throughout the remainder of the probationary period, recruits spend time honing their skills and are constantly evaluated. Once the probationary period is over the firefighters begin regular ongoing training with the rest of the personnel.
Fire District personnel spend hours every week honing their abilities and learning new techniques and skills. Training varies between classroom and practical sessions that range in subject from firefighting, EMS, technical rescue, hazardous materials and a myriad of other subjects that come the way of the fire service.
Fire service training programs:
- Basic Training
- EMT (Emergency Medical Technician)
- EMT-P (Paramedic)
- Hazardous Materials Technician
- Technical Rescue Technician
- Fire Officer
Wauconda Fire District Training Portal: www.targetsafety.com/waucondafire