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Feb
8
2016

Busy Morning for Volunteers

At 07:15, Erie County Department of Public Safety dispatched West Lake, West Ridge (Tower), Lake Shore (Engine) and MPS to Baer Drive for a reported structure fire. Chief 480 responded, and county dispatch advised the caller reported a fire in the attic. Engine 482, Ladder 489 and Engine 483 responded from West Lake. Chief 480 arrived on location and reported a three story multi-family residence with nothing visible, Engine 482′s crew to investigate. Crew determined a water heater to be the cause of the odor/smoke.

Companies on Scene:

West Lake – Engine 482, Engine 483, Ladder 489 and Chief 480

West Ridge – Tower 479 and Chief 460

Millcreek Township – 929

MPS – MP27

At 08:46, Erie County Department of Public Safety dispatched West Lake Engine 482 to assist Kearsarge Fire Department on a reported mobile home fire in the 5000 block of Zuck Road. Engine 482 responded within minutes of dispatch, and cancelled enroute by Kearsarge command.

Pictures below are from the reported fire on Baer Drive this morning.

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Feb
5
2016

Motor Vehicle Accident – 3300 block of West Lake Road

West Lake along with Millcreek Paramedics and Millcreek Township 929 were dispatched to the 3300 block of West Lake Road for a motor vehicle accident. Rescue 488 and Engine 482 responded to the accident. Upon arrival, Rescue 488 reported one vehicle heavy damage into a utility pole. Engine 482′s crew assisted with patient care, debris cleanup and traffic control. MPS transported one patient to the trauma center. Millcreek Police are investigating the accident.

Chief 490 had command.

Companies on scene:

West Lake: Rescue 488, Engine 482, Chief 490

Millcreek Township: 929

MPS: MP 6

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Feb
3
2016

Structure Fire Assist Lake Shore

West Lake was dispatched for Ladder 489 to assist Lake Shore Fire Department on a structure fire in the 1700 block of Cole Drive. Ladder 489 (crew of 4) responded upon dispatch. Millcreek Township 926 arrived on location and reported a working fire. Ladder 489 arrived first due, and laid 300′ of 4″ supply line from the hydrant and requested a second Engine from Station 48. Chief 920 arrived on location and assumed command. Ladder 489′s crew stretched a 2″ line to the front door of the residence. Engine 474 (West Ridge) arrived second due and stretched a back-up line to the front door and assisted Ladder 489 with suppression and a search.

Engine 482 also responded on the alarm, staged at the hydrant and crew assisted Ladder 489 and Engine 474 with interior operations. Ladder 489 had three handlines in operation and supplied Engine 532 (Fairview) which had two lines in operation as well.

Chief 920 had command.

 

Companies on scene:

Lake Shore – Engine 502, Car 506, Squad 507

West Lake – Ladder 489, Engine 482

West Ridge – Engine 474

Fairview – Engine 532, Utility 533

Girard – Ladder 549

Lake City – Engine 563, Utility 566

MPS – MP8 (ALS)

Millcreek Township – Chief 920, 929

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Jan
24
2016

Ice Rescue assist to Erie Fire

West Lake was dispatched to assist Erie Fire for an ice rescue on Presque Isle Bay. Chief 480, Rescue 488, Truck 487 and Boat 486 responded. Crews met with Erie Fire command and stood by as the secondary rescue team. Great job to all on scene.

Units On Scene:

Erie Fire: Engines 6,8,11,13, WR 1, Deputy Chief

West Lake: Rescue 488, Truck 487, Rescue Boat 486, Chief 480

Emergycare and Erie Police

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Jan
16
2016

Structure Fire – Engine assist Kearsarge

West Lake assisted Kearsarge Fire Department on a working residential structure fire on Heidt Avenue. Engine 482 responded and assisted with fire suppression and overhaul on scene.

Jan
7
2016

2016 Chief and Line Officers

The following members were promoted last night at the monthly meeting to serve as line officers for the 2016 year. Congratulations gentlemen!

Chiefs:

Chief of Department (480) – Richard C. Schau

1st Assistant Chief (481) – Kirk W. McCaslin

2nd Assistant Chief (490) – Daniel C. Edwards

Lieutenants:

Engine 482 (L2) – Alex Pearson

Engine 483 (L3) – Patrick Carne

Rescue 485 (L5) – Dominic Quadri

Water Rescue (L6) – Gary Rictor

Rescue 488 (L8) – Andrew Burger

Ladder 489 (L9) – Andrew Carne

Safety Officers (Lieutenant):

Safety Officer (S1) – Jeff Hausmann

Safety Officer (S2) – Mark Sennett

Fire Police Officer:

Captain (4801) – Ryan Tatara

 

Jan
7
2016

Structure Fire – Ladder Assist Station 42

West Lake Ladder 489 was dispatched to assist Perry Hi-Way Hose Company on a working structure fire in the 8700 block of Perry Highway. Ladder 489 responded with a crew of five and arrived on location with Chief 480. West Lake personnel assisted with several tasks which included fire suppression and overhaul.

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Dec
3
2015

Elections – 2016

Congratulations to the following on being elected by the general membership to serve in 2016. The three Chiefs will be remaining the same next year. Captains and Lieutenants will be appointed in the January meeting.

Chief of Department – Richard C. Schau (480)

1st Assistant Chief – Kirk W. McCaslin (481)

2nd Assistant Chief – Daniel C. Edwards (490)

Nov
23
2015

E 16th & Holland

Ladder 489 assisted Erie City Firefighters at a large warehouse fire on Sunday night.

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Nov
22
2015

Assist to Lake Shore Fire Department

Ladder 489 responded to Clifford Dr for a garage fire on Saturday afternoon. Crews assisted Lake Shore members with suppression & overhaul efforts.

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