Birthday Party Program
This program provides parents an educational and low cost alternative for birthday parties. Children will enjoy a unique, fun and educational experience while celebrating their birthday.
Any child who lives within the Wauconda Fire District is eligible. Children who attend the party must be 5 to 10 years old and there is a limit of 10 children per party. We also require 2 adult supervisors.
The Birthday Parties will be held at Wauconda Fire Station # 1, 109 W. Liberty Street in Wauconda. Children will arrive at the fire station at 10:00 AM and will be greeted by a fire department representative, given brief instructions, and taken on an instructional tour of the station. After the tour the children will have their cake and ice cream. Parents will provide their own cake, ice cream, paper plates, cups, and drinks. Storage in the fire station refrigerator will be provided. The fire district will provide space for the party with tables and chairs. Birthday parties will conclude promptly at 12:00 PM and will be held on Saturdays only.
Fire Station Tours
Station Tours are provided for anyone who might be interested. This is a great way to get a better understanding of how a fire station works and take a close look at the fire engines and other vehicles we use to protect our community. You will be greeted by a friendly member of our staff who will be more than happy to answer any of your questions. Walk-in tours are available during the day or early evening hours, but you can always call ahead to make an appointment as well.
Home Fire Safety Inspections
Do you have questions about the fire safety of your home? If you live within the Wauconda Fire District we will be more than happy to come out, do an informal inspection, and give you ideas about how to make your home a safer place.
If you’ve been to a parade in our fire protection district, you’ve probably seen one or more of our vehicles. We are proud to show the residents of our fire district what they have provided us with to protect them. We always do our absolute best to provide vehicles for the many villages we protect, but remember, emergencies sometimes make us unavailable!
Fireworks Inspection and Standby
Our Fire Prevention Bureau works with the villages that offer fireworks to ensure that the companies hired have all of the required licensure before they are allowed to set up their display. We work with these professionals to ensure they maintain safe practices when handling and firing these powerful explosives.
Our Guns & Hoses Committee, consisting of members of the Wauconda Fire District and the Wauconda Police Department, plans a charity golf outing annually. The monies raised from this event fund a variety of educational scholarships awarded to High School Seniors from the community which we serve. Scholarship applications are available through your high schools guidance office.
“Remembering When” Program and Free Smoke Detector Program for Senior Citizens
“Remembering When” is a program that teaches fire and fall prevention to senior citizens. The program is designed to help older adults live independently in their own homes for as long as possible. We present the program to the many senior citizen groups throughout the Wauconda Fire District.
Through a state grant program, we are able to provide battery operated smoke detectors free of charge for the senior citizen residents of our community who own single family homes.
Juvenile Firesetter Intervention
The Juvenile Firesetter Intervention Program is designed to help recognize dangerous firesetting behavior in children and adolescents. The Wauconda Fire District has a staff of state certified intervention specialists who can interview at risk youth and their families. If dangerous behavior is recognized by our specialist, families are referred to service agencies that can counsel and treat the behavior.
For information on any of these programs, please contact the Public Education Coordinator;
Raquel Schomer, Public Education Coordinator