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THANKSGIVING SNOW STORMS
November 13, 2013 - The men and women of West Lake would like to remind everyone of the possibility of Lake Effect snow over the next week. There could be heavy snow fall, making driving conditions dangerous. Please be careful driving and use caution. Any emergencies remember to dial 911.
CODE 1 WITH FIRE - NO INJURIES
November 13, 2013 - West Lake was dispatched for a motor vehicle accident on Presque Isle State Park. Engine 482 responded due to reports that the vehicle was on fire. Upon Engine 482 arriving on scene, and found one vehicle into a tree with heavy fire conditions. Engine 482's crew made a quick knock on the fire. However, the vehicle and vegetation were a total loss.
FAST TEAM ASSIST MCKEAN ON TRAILER FIRE
November 5, 2013 - In the early morning hours, West Lake FAST team was dispatched to assist McKean Fire Department on a trailer fire on Timberlake Drive. Ladder 489 responded as the FAST Team, once on scene crews were assigned to assist with fire suppression and overhaul. Ladder 489 operated on scene until released by McKean command.
TRAIN DERAILMENT IN FIRST DUE
November 1, 2013 - In the early morning, West Lake, Erie Fire were dispatched to the Railroad Tracks on Pittsburgh Avenue for a train derailment. West Lake Rescue 488, Engine 483 and Engine 482 operated on scene with Erie Fire Engine 11, Engine 6 and the Deputy Chief 322. Erie County Hazmat was called to the scene as a precaution for any chemicals that may have been involved. Millcreek Township Emergency Management were on scene as well. Crews from West Lake and Erie Fire contained a diesel spill from the engine car. No injuries were reported, and the cars that derailed were hauling construction debris. Chief 480 had command of this incident. Fire Police from West Lake and West Ridge operated on scene with Millcreek Police Department.
While operating on scene, West Lake was dispatched for two other emergencies in the first due. Engine 483 was released from the scene and responded on those incidents and then returned to the train derailment.
ENGINE ASSIST WEST RIDGE ON HOUSE FIRE
October 28, 2013 - West Lake was dispatched for an engine to assist West Ridge for a structure fire on Grubb Road. Engine 482 responded to the fire and assisted with fire suppression and overhaul.
HOUSE FIRE IN FIRST DUE, WYOMING AVENUE
October 12, 2013 - West Lake, West Ridge and MPS were dispatched to the 900 block of Wyoming Avenue for a structure fire with possible entrapment. Chief 481 arrived shortly after dispatch and reported a working fire. Engine 482's crew arrived and initiated fire suppression. Engine 482's crew was met with heavy fire in the rear of the structure. Ladder 489's crew performed a primary and secondary search with negative findings. Crews from Engine 483, Engine 472, Rescue 488 assisted on scene with suppression, search and overhaul. Crews had the fire knocked down within 30 minutes. Chief 481 had command.
FAST TEAM ASSIST FAIRVIEW ON A COMMERCIAL FIRE
October 12, 2013 - West Lake was dispatched for the RIT team to assist Fairview Fire Department on a working commercial structure fire. Engine 482 responded as the 2nd due RIT team as requested by Chief 520.
HOUSE FIRE IN FIRST DUE, WEST 14TH STREET
October 10, 2013 - West Lake and West Ridge were dispatched to a structure fire in the 2700 block of West 14th Street. Chief 490 arrived on location and reported a working fire with smoke showing from the Alpha side. Engine 472, Engine 482 and Ladder 489 operated on scene. Chief 490 had command.
VEHICLE FIRE CLASS AT PERRY HI WAY
October 2, 2013 - Members of West Lake participated in a vehicle fire class on October 2, 9 and 13th. The class was both classroom and practical scenarios. Students got to learn new and safe tactics on fighting a vehicle fire. Special thanks to Chief Kip Hayford from Perry Hi Way for teaching the class.