NEW Irish Red Ale

The Millcreek Brewing Company along with West Lake Fire Department are proud to announce the revealing of the official 48 Ale, which is an “Irish Red Ale.”  The Department has been working with the Brewing Company to make this possible. The Ale will be available exclusively at … [Read more...]

Engine and Ladder assist West Ridge

West Lake Ladder 489 and Engine 482 assisted West Ridge on a reported electrical fire at Arby's on West 26th Street. Ladder 489 and Engine 482 responded upon dispatch. Ladder 489 arrived on location and reported to the delta side of the structure opposite of Tower 479. Command … [Read more...]

Reported Commercial Fire – West Erie Plaza

West Lake, West Ridge (Engine), Kearsarge (Rescue) and MPS were dispatched to a reported structure fire at West Erie Plaza. Engine 482 and Chief 480 responded upon dispatch, and dispatch advised the caller reported smoke from the roof. Engine 482 arrived on location and reported … [Read more...]

Rescue 488 Sale, Engine 483 Conversion

On Saturday, February 13, 2016 - West Lake members held a special meeting regarding the sale of Rescue 488. At the meeting, members approved the sale of Rescue 488 and placed the rig out of service. Last night, the Chiefs met and decided that Engine 483 would be reassigned to … [Read more...]

West Lake Celebrates Birthday!

West Lake would like to wish Nickolas a happy 9th birthday! The crew of Engine 483 sung happy birthday and enjoyed delicious cupcakes while presenting him with his birthday presents from West Lake. … [Read more...]

David Guthrie – 48.25 Years of Service

The men and women of West Lake would like to send our condolences to the family and friends of David Guthrie I. Dave passed away last night after a courageous battle with illness for the last few years. Dave served West Lake for the last 48.25 years, joining West Lake on … [Read more...]

Fire Damages Station 1

Chief 490 was alerted to an alarm activation at Station 1 by Firefighter Huff around 10:00pm. While waiting for the arrival of Chief Edwards, Firefighter Huff investigated the source of the activation. Firefighter Huff then found a working fire in the Chiefs Office, and Chief 490 … [Read more...]

Assist Erie Fire Department

West Lake was dispatched for an Engine to assist the City of Erie Fire Department in the 600 block of West 8th Street. Engine 482 responded, while enroute Engine 482 was reassigned by command to standby at Central Station. Engine 482 and Chief 480 stood by at Central Station … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]

Members come off Probation

Congratulations to Firefighter Eric Huff and Jered Makarowski on successfully completing their probationary period at West Lake. Both members were voted into the department as active members and given their badges by the Chiefs.   … [Read more...]

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, … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]