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Oct
9
2014

Vehicle Accident with Entrapment

West Lake and MPS were dispatched to the 3300 block of West Lake Road for a vehicle accident, rollover with entrapment. L-8 was the first to arrived and reported 1 vehicle on its side and confirmed entrapment. Rescue 488 and Rescue 485 operated on scene and utilized the Hurt Tools (Jaws of Life) and stabilizers to extricate the patient. MPS transported one patient with moderate injuries.

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Oct
4
2014

2014 Open House

On October 4, 2014, West Lake held our bi-annual Open House (Kids Day) at Station 1. Over 500 visitors attended the event. The event is held in conjunction with Fire Prevention Week, again every two years. A special thanks goes out to Senator Sean Wiley and Staff, State Representative Ryan Bizzaro and Staff, United States Coast Guard (Erie), DJ B-Lex, Fr. Detisch, Smith Provisions and all other mutual aid departments that were in attendance. Thank you for making this event a huge success!

Erie Airport Fire - Rescue 824  USCG Vessel and West Lake's Water Rescue apparatus

 

Sep
30
2014

Open House – October 4, 2014

West Lake will be hosting our annual open house this Saturday, October 4, 2014 from 12pm until 5pm at our main station, located at 3762 West Lake Road (at the intersections of West Lake Road and Powell Avenue).

Open House includes:
Fire Truck Display
Public Safety Agency Display tables
Face Painting
Jaws of Life Presentation
Food and Beverage
Giveaways!
Sep
26
2014

Vehicle Accident – West 12th Street at Clifton Drive

Shortly after 3pm, West Lake along with MPS were dispatched to West 12th Street and Clifton Drive for a vehicle vs. motorcycle. Two patients were transported by MPS with moderate injuries to UPMC Shock/Trauma. Rescue 488, Rescue 485 and Truck 487 operated on scene.

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Jul
18
2014

MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT WITH MULTIPLE INJURIES

July 18, 2014 – West Lake and MPS were dispatched to the second car vs. motorcyle of the day at the intersections of West 12th Street and Hilborn Avenue for a car vs. motorcycle. Rescue 488, Engine 483, Rescue 485 and Truck 487 all responded on the incident. Crews assisted with patient care and loading the patients. MPS transported two patients to the trauma center with serious injuries. Crews remained on scene for 3 hours while the Millcreek Police Department investigated the collision. Chief 481 had command.

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Jul
18
2014

MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT WITH INJURIES

July 18, 2014 – West Lake and MPS were dispatched to the intersections of West 12th Street and Asbury Road for a car vs. motorcycle. Rescue 488, Rescue 485 and Truck 487 all responded on the incident. Crews assisted with patient care and loading the patient. MPS transported one patient to the trauma center with moderate injuries. Chief 481 had command.

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Jul
12
2014

VEHICLE ACCIDENT WITH ENTRAPMENT

July 12, 2014 – West Lake and MPS were dispatched to the 3400 block of West Lake Road for a single vehicle accident, rollover with entrapment. Rescue 488, Engine 483, Rescue 485 and Truck 487 all responded on the incident. Rescue 488′s crew utilized the struts and hurst tool to free the patient. Patient was extricated within minutes of placing the tools in service. MPS transported one patient to the trauma center with serious injuries. Chief 490 had command.

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Jun
18
2014

WEST LAKE IS NOW QRS RECOGNIZED!

West Lake Fire Department had EMMCO West, Inc, a division of the PA Department of Health at the station to inspect all equipment in hopes of obtaining our QRS license. West Lake passed the inspection and became the fire volunteer department in Millcreek Township to become QRS certified.

What is QRS? A QRS is an entity that is recognized by the Department of Health to respond to an emergency and provide EMS to patients pending the arrival of the pre-hospital personnel of an ambulance service.

Affiliate Number: 25037, County: 02, Region: 18, Level: QRS

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Jun
18
2014

CODE 1 WITH ENTRAPMENT

June 18, 2014 – West Lake, Lake Shore (Squad) and MPS were dispatched to West 12th Street and Asbury Road for a vehicle accident with entrapment. Erie Airport Police and Fairview Fire L-7 arrived on scene shortly after dispatch and reported 2 cars head on with heavy damage and reported 2 patients pinned. Rescue 488, Engine 483 and Rescue 485 responded. As the units arrived, Squad 507 arrived on location as well. Captain 492 arrived on scene and took command. Crews placed both Hurst tools (R-488 and E-483) in service and began extrication. Crews had both patients extricated within 17 minutes and transport to the trauma center. Millcreek Police Department is currently investigating the accident.

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