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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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Jun
18
2014

SEVERE STORM BRINGS 22 CALLS TO THE FIRST RUN

June 18, 2014 – As the severe thunderstorms rolled into the area, West Lake crews were already on station for drill night waiting for the calls for service to start. West Lake started with a fire alarm, and then dispatch requested Chief 481 to call the comm center. Chief 481 took note of 17 initial calls that were pending for dispatch. Members divided up onto Ladder 489, Engine 482, Engine 483, Truck 487 and Rescue 485, switched to West Tac Channel and Chief 481 gave the equipment calls to handle. Crews responded to multiple fire alarms, electrical issues, trees and wires down. Great job by all crews on handling the calls. Erie Fire Department and Erie Airport Fire Department assisted with calls in the first run as well.

Jun
18
2014

TREE VS. CAR

June 18, 2014 – West Lake and MPS were dispatched to Presque Isle State Park for a tree limb that fell onto a vehicle. Rescue 488 and Rescue 485 responded from Station 48. Rescue 488 and Rescue 485 arrived on location and found a tree limb that was broken off of a tree during the storm that fell directly onto the roof of the vehicle, seriously injuring both occupants inside. Crews provided patient care and MPS transported both patients to the trauma center. West Lake L-3 had command.

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Jun
18
2014

CAR VS. BUILDING

June 18, 2014 – West Lake was dispatched to the County Fair at West 12th Street and Peninsula Drive for a car into the building, negative injuries. Rescue 488 responded and secured the building and vehicle. Millcreek Police operated on scene with Rescue 488. West Lake L-8 had command.

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May
26
2014

SEARCH AND WATER RESCUE FOR MISSING PERSON

May 26, 2014 – West Lake assisted Erie Fire Department, United States Coast Guard, Emergycare and K-9 Search and Rescue in the search and then recovery of a missing male. The K-9 team located the male just west of the Erie Yacht Club. West Lake utilized the jet skis and boat to take the male from the location the the awaiting ambulance. Units on scene from West Lake: Rescue 485, Truck 487, Rescue 488, Rescue 496, Rescue 497 and Rescue 498.

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May
26
2014

WORKING STRUCTURE FIRE IN FIRST DUE

May 26, 2014 – West Lake (All equipment), West Ridge (Engine) and MPS were dispatched to Wana Drive for a mobile home fire. Chief 460 was the first arriving officer, reported a working fire with possible entrapment. Engine 482 and Engine 483 responded and began fire suppression and a primary search. Negative entrapment or injuries at the incident. Engine 472, Rescue 488 and Truck 487 all operated on scene. Chief 480 had command of this incident.

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