Pump Out in First Due

As storms rolled through the area Wednesday morning, several area businesses were flooded and could no operate. West Lake will perform pump outs if there is any sort of electrical hazard. Crews spent several hours in the area of West 17th Street performing pump outs due to … [Read more...]

Reported Structure Fire in the First Due

West Lake, Lake Shore (Engine), Millcreek 929 and MPS were dispatched to a reported structure fire on Wolf Road. Chief 480 responded and advised by county dispatch that the caller reported the side of the house on fire. Engine 482, Engine 483 and Ladder 489 all responded within a … [Read more...]

Busy night as storms roll through

West Lake was dispatched for the RIT team to assist McKean Hose Company on a structure fire resulting from a lightning strike. Ladder 489 responded and while enroute, was diverted to another structure fire in West Ridge Fire Department's first due on West 42nd Street. Only blocks … [Read more...]

Multi-Fire Afternoon

Busy day for West Lake volunteers. We started the morning out with several EMS calls. After the boat fire at the United States Coast Guard - Station Erie, West Lake was alerted for two engines assist to West Ridge for a commercial fire alarm. Engine 482 and Engine 483 responded … [Read more...]

Boat Fire at United States Coast Guard Station

West Lake was dispatched for a reported boat fire at the U.S. Coast Guard - Station Erie. Engine 482 responded upon dispatch and was notified of a 30-35 foot boat on fire. Chief 490 and Captain 491 arrived on the jet skis within minutes and reported a fire in a sail boat. Engine … [Read more...]

Brush Fire at U.S. Healthworks

Volunteers were kept busy throughout the day as we answered several EMS calls and fire related incidents. Engine 482, Rescue 485 and Chief 480 responded to a reported structure fire at an urgent care. Once units were on scene, it was found to be a mulch fire on the side of the … [Read more...]

“See ya later” to Lt. Hausmann

Tonight, Lieutenant Jeffery Hausmann resigned as an active firefighter with West Lake. Jeff and his wife are moving to Eastern Pennsylvania on Monday. Lieutenant Hausmann started with West Lake eight (8) years ago after his retirement from the City of Erie Fire Department … [Read more...]

Guns and Hoses Charity Softball Game

Guns and Hoses Softball Game - It is with great pleasure we report that the Hoses have captured their second championship in a row. The Hoses beat the Guns 10-2 after nine innings of play. The Hoses busted out their sticks and played awesome defense! Let's go for the 3rd win next … [Read more...]

Discover Presque Isle Bon Fire

Engine 483 stood by at Beach 8 during the annual bon fire for Discover Presque Isle. As always, a huge crowd was present to enjoy music from 'East Ave' and the fire. Thanks to all who made this a safe and fun night! … [Read more...]

West Lake assists Kearsarge on Commercial Fire

At 19:08, West Lake was dispatched for a commercial structure fire in the 1700 block of Pittsburgh Avenue. West Ridge (Truck and Engine), Lake Shore (Engine) and MPS were dispatched as well. Engine 482, Engine 483, Chief 481, Engine 502 and Ladder 479 responded within minutes of … [Read more...]

Station Tour

Firefighter Joe Bracalento taking time out of his vacation to give a station tour! Even when visiting from Hawaii, Joe shows his dedication to the department and community! … [Read more...]

Jet Ski Class with Team Lifeguard Systems

Nine (9) members of the Water Rescue Team participated in PWC Rescue and Operations. Team Lifeguard Systemstaught the three day course which was held at Station 1 as well as Lake Erie off of Walnut Creek Access. Both instructors taught the students how to maneuver the PWC's, … [Read more...]

Congratulations Captain Quadri

The men and women of West Lake would like to congratulate Captain Dominic Quadri and his girlfriend Katie on the birth of their daughter, Stella. Both mom and Stella are doing well! Welcome to the family! … [Read more...]

West Lake Backs the Blue

With all the recent attacks against Law Enforcement, West Lake wanted to show our support to our brothers and sisters "in blue". The station has now been showing our support with our blue lights shining at night. The local news did a nice story showing Station 48 and our … [Read more...]