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Water / Ice Rescue

West Lake & USCG were dispatched to Misery Bay on Thursday for a person stuck in the ice. Upon arrival, a duck hunter inside a canoe became stuck in floating ice approx. 100 yrds off shore. Three Coast Guard members and one member from West Lake using an RDC were able to reach the male and bring him to shore uninjured. Rescue 486 stood-by on the water while the land base rescue was performed.

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2014 West Lake Banquet

West Lake Fire Department held its annual Fireman’s Dinner on Saturday, November 15th. Among the many highlights of the evening were those honored for their years of service to the community of Millcreek Township, in the West Lake District;
5 years
FF Nick Bly
Lt. Mark Sennett
15 years
Dan Hudick
David Larsen
Chief Joe Phillips
20 years
David Guthrie II
30 years
Al Behr Jr.
George Hanks
Brad Freeland
45 year
Clifford Joslin
The evening’s events were capped off with a very generous donation, made by the West Lake Fire Department’s Ladies Auxiliary, in the amount of $10,000 to the department.

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Tree Down

The Erie area was hit hard by lake effect snow on Thursday. West Lake responded to various calls including this tree which fell across the road on Guetner Ave.

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Wolf Rd Brush Fire

It took crews about 15 minutes to bring this brush fire under control on November 4th. The fire was located in a small wooded area off Wolf Rd.

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W 17th & Harper Fire

Engines 482 & 483 responded to this semi fire located at W 17th & Harper Dr. on November 2nd. Crews operated on scene for over 2 hours extinguishing this blaze.

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Assistant Chief Joe Phillips Farewell

On November 5th, Assistant Chief Joe Phillips was granted his honorary status after serving West Lake and the community for over 15 years. Chief Phillips has accepted a job in Florida and will be moving soon. The West Lake members wish Joe & his family all the best!!



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. 488 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 Junkyard Dog stabilizers to extricate the patient. MPS transported one patient with moderate injuries.

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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!

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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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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.