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The County of DuPage
Wheaton, Illinois

County Board

West Chicago Fire Protection District


West Chicago Fire Protection District Website


Name: Patrick Tanner
Title: Fire Chief
Address: 200 Fremont St.
West Chicago, IL 60185

Phone: (630) 231-2123


200 Fremont St.
West Chicago, IL 60185


The West Chicago Fire Protection District is dedicated to providing a variety of fire and medical services designed to protect the lives and property of fire district residents, fire department personnel, and visitors. The West Chicago Fire Protection District encompasses most of West Chicago as well as parts of St. Charles, Warrenville, and Winfield. The District operates four fire stations and a variety of different vehicles to keep its residents safe from medical emergencies, fire emergencies, and natural disasters.  View a map of the district.

Meeting Schedule

Fourth Thursday of each month, 7:00 pm at the District Offices. View agendas and minutes


3 years

Appointed By

County Chairman with the advice and consent of the County Board


$3,000-$4,500 annually, depending on level of certification


Applicants must be electors residing in the West Chicago Fire Protection District.


5 trustees


President Charles Bratcher


70 ILCS 705/4


NameFirst Date of Appt.Current Term ExpiresPosition
Steven Usedom11/08/201604/30/2025Trustee
Charles Bratcher08/13/201304/30/2024Trustee (President)
Melissa Medeiros05/01/202204/30/2024Trustee
James Grobe05/14/201304/30/2023Trustee
Ruben Campos 02/23/202104/30/2025Trustee

Additional Information

NOTE: Persons listed as serving on an expired term continue in their service unless and until they are either reappointed or replaced unless otherwise indicated. A position listed as “VACANT” is not currently occupied.

Financial Information


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