Each spring we flush and perform maintenance on our fire hydrants. When the work is occurring in your neighborhood, anticipate the possibility of rust in your water for a brief time. Solutions: Run your COLD water until the rust disappears.
Help us recognize the contributions of our Firefighter/Paramedics who perform lifesaving tasks in our community, often under difficult and dangerous circumstances. Feel free to stop by our stations during the week to thank them for the fine job they do! Read on...
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.