Fire Department

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  1. Fire Chief Jim Hughes retires after 29 years

    Westlake Fire Chief Jim Hughes celebrated his retirement on June 8. Mayor Dennis M. Clough presented the outgoing chief with a Proclamation noting his 29 years with the City of Westlake. Read on...
  2. Westlake welcomes Firefighter/Paramedic Ryan Sholtis

    The City of Westlake welcomed another new member of the City's Fire Department on April 24. Firefighter/Paramedic Ryan Sholtis comes to Westlake with more than seven years of experience. Read on...
  3. Westlake welcomes three new firefighters

    Westlake Mayor Dennis M. Clough administered the oath of office to three new firefighters on Feb. 15 at City Hall: Jeremy DiBell and Matthew Kritzer and Stipe Miocic. Read on...
  4. Westlake Firefighter Craig Goodwin retires after 30 years of service

    The City of Westlake held a retirement ceremony honoring longtime Firefighter/Paramedic Craig Goodwin on Nov. 10 at Fire Station #1 on Crocker Road. Goodwin served the City for 30 years. Read on...
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Stations 1 and 2 are open 24/7, the Fire Administrative Office at Station 1 and Fire Prevention Office at Station 2 are open weekdays, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Staff & Personnel

Westlake residents and visitors are served by a Fire Department consisting of a chief and his administrative staff, a Fire Prevention Bureau directed by an assistant chief, a line staff of 3 captains, 6 lieutenants and 33 line firefighters. Westlake’s 2 fire stations are staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, providing immediate response to all types of emergencies. Two engines, 2 aerial trucks and 4 medic units are the workhorses responding to approximately 5,500 incidents a year.
Westlake fire personnel are all state-certified firefighters and paramedics who consistently participate in continuing education. Aside from basic fire and medical emergencies, fire personnel are trained to respond to hazardous material accidents, trench and building collapses, motor vehicle crashes with special extrication problems and confined space extrications.

Education & Prevention Services

The Fire Department provides a wide range of public education and prevention services. The Fire Department remains committed to the safety and health of all Westlake residents and visitors and is prepared to respond.

Roper Lock Box

The Westlake Fire Department has authorized the Roper Lock Box (PDF) for residential use only. Several nearby communities are using these boxes with much success.