Westlake Volunteer Fire Department

Westlake Volunteer Fire Department Westlake Fire EMS is a combination department with 150 dedicated full time, part time and volunteer
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Day 5 is a wrap!!! Today, we loaded up on another bus and headed to Houston Hobby Airport for ARFF Station 81! The Cadet...
07/28/2023

Day 5 is a wrap!!! Today, we loaded up on another bus and headed to Houston Hobby Airport for ARFF Station 81! The Cadets learned everything there is to Airport Rescue Fire Fighting. The Cadets were treated to rides around the tarmac to display the capabilities of an ARFF truck. Then, they got their hands on the joystick that controls the water distribution in the event of a fire. Lots of people to thank for today; lunch was sponsored by 1-800-BOARDUP and we had some amazing cookies from Meg's Makes and Bakes

Day 3! It was all about The Port of Houston! We boarded a charter to travel to the Port! While there, the Cadets learned...
07/27/2023

Day 3! It was all about The Port of Houston! We boarded a charter to travel to the Port! While there, the Cadets learned how emergency services are provided to one of the largest Ports in the world. The Cadets were given tours of the Emergency Operations Center and the dispatch office. It was capped off by hopping aboard Fire Boat 3 and getting some hands of experience with the deck guns!

Day 2 is complete! The morning started off with man sac races to get the blood flowing for the day! Once back inside, th...
07/25/2023

Day 2 is complete! The morning started off with man sac races to get the blood flowing for the day! Once back inside, the Cadets heard from Harris County Fire Marshal Arson division and Hazmat! Specifically, the Cadets learned how Arson determines the cause of a fire and the use of their K-9, Delta. Hazmat brought out "Big Blue" and gave the Cadets a glimpse into what it takea to mitigate hazardous material responses. Todays lunch was provided by Raising Canes. Tomorrow's a big day!

Day 1 is in the books! Today the Cadets got an introduction to the world of Fire and EMS. We began the morning with roll...
07/25/2023

Day 1 is in the books! Today the Cadets got an introduction to the world of Fire and EMS. We began the morning with roll call and made our way to get some early morning PT. Topics covered today included mental health, apparatus familiarization, and station duties. The day was capped off by an appearance from Memorial Hermann Life Flight. Lunch was provided by Chick-fil-A Katy Green! Looking forward to day 2 as we dive deeper into all things Fire and EMS.

Thank you to our friends at Voodoo Doughnut on Fry Rd for generously donating four dozen dougnuts to our Junior Fire Aca...
07/24/2023

Thank you to our friends at Voodoo Doughnut on Fry Rd for generously donating four dozen dougnuts to our Junior Fire Academy and our crew! The junior cadets and Westlake greatly appreciate your support!

07/05/2023

Registration CLOSES ON FRIDAY July 7th! There are a few spots available! Share with your Friends and Family!!!

JOIN US FOR JUNIOR FIRE ACADEMY 2023! The Westlake Junior Fire Academy is a 5-day camp taught by the Westlake Fire Department and various Community Agencies to educate participants about the exciting career in Fire and EMS. Students learn about teamwork, responsibility and leadership while participating in exciting hands-on activities in a fun atmosphere. Activities include tours of the fire station and apparatus, fire extinguisher training, first aid and CPR training, mock search and rescue drills, hose operations, and much more.
Classes will take place from 8 AM to 3 PM from July 24- July 28, 2023 at the Westlake Fire Department at 19636 Saums Rd Houston, TX 77084.
Register here: http://www.westlakevfd.com/event/2023-junior-fire-academy/

Happy Independence Day! Thank you to our neighbors at Barkers Ridge for having us come out for their annual July 4th eve...
07/04/2023

Happy Independence Day! Thank you to our neighbors at Barkers Ridge for having us come out for their annual July 4th event! Our crews had a great time being able to interact with the community and we greatly appreciate the generosity of Barkers Ridge to our department.

06/17/2023
Hurricane season is here! Westlake crews are training hard for water evacuation rescues. The Water Evacuation Team is tr...
06/16/2023

Hurricane season is here! Westlake crews are training hard for water evacuation rescues. The Water Evacuation Team is trained on rescue techniques and has two rescue boats at their disposal including a high water LMTV and Booster 41.

06/15/2023

SPOTS STILL AVAILABLE!!!

JOIN US FOR JUNIOR FIRE ACADEMY 2023! The Westlake Junior Fire Academy is a 5-day camp taught by the Westlake Fire Department and various Community Agencies to educate participants about the exciting career in Fire and EMS. Students learn about teamwork, responsibility and leadership while participating in exciting hands-on activities in a fun atmosphere. Activities include tours of the fire station and apparatus, fire extinguisher training, first aid and CPR training, mock search and rescue drills, hose operations, and much more.

Classes will take place from 8 AM to 3 PM from July 24- July 28, 2023 at the Westlake Fire Department at 19636 Saums Rd Houston, TX 77084.

Register here: http://www.westlakevfd.com/event/2023-junior-fire-academy/

🥎🥎🥎 Did someone say softball!?!?! Come out this Saturday and support us as we take on other local Departments in a Chari...
06/14/2023

🥎🥎🥎 Did someone say softball!?!?! Come out this Saturday and support us as we take on other local Departments in a Charity Softball Tournament.

Opening Ceremony & National Anthem begins at 8 am!
Westlake vs Community Volunteer Fire Department starts at 840am!

This past weekend Firefighter/EMT Carlos Hernandez tested for the Engine Operator promotion within the department. This ...
06/13/2023

This past weekend Firefighter/EMT Carlos Hernandez tested for the Engine Operator promotion within the department. This process included a written test and skills on both Squad and Ladder apparatus. He successfully completed each step needed for the promotion. Please join us in congratulating him on this achievement!

Last year Westlake went against some tough competition but In the end we took home 1st place for the 2022 combat challen...
06/03/2023

Last year Westlake went against some tough competition but In the end we took home 1st place for the 2022 combat challenge! Now here we are again! Let's keep this trophy at home!

Yesterday, Captain Joe Driver and FF/AEMT Krystal Vann presented to an audience at NBIA (Neurodegeneration with Brain Ir...
05/20/2023

Yesterday, Captain Joe Driver and FF/AEMT Krystal Vann presented to an audience at NBIA (Neurodegeneration with Brain Iron Accumulation) Conference in Houston. The topic presented was Special Needs Safety and Emergency Preparedness. The two teamed up with Traci Gonzales with Texas Children's Hospital to provide families with information for pre and post hospital emergency preparedness.

This past Tuesday our Westlake personnel attended a half day cadaver lab at The Texas Medical Center. During this contin...
05/18/2023

This past Tuesday our Westlake personnel attended a half day cadaver lab at The Texas Medical Center. During this continuing education, they learned life saving innovations in emergency medicine and practiced hands on advanced life saving skills for EMS. Westlake is always committed to the highest quality medical care for our community. Thank you to Memorial Hermann Life Flight for hosting us!

At approximately 7:07am Westlake crews were dispatched to a motor vehicle incident involving a rolled over box truck on ...
05/15/2023

At approximately 7:07am Westlake crews were dispatched to a motor vehicle incident involving a rolled over box truck on I-10 westbound between Fry and Westgreen. Initial units on scene conducted a scene size up and Westlake crews managed the scene, one patient was assessed, treated, and transported to the hospital with injuries. HCSO and Precinct Constables were on scene shortly after the incident was toned out to provide assistance and direct traffic. Harris County Hazmat was called to the scene due to excessive fuel concerns and the scene is currently under investigation with Harris County Hazmat and law enforcement at this time.

On Monday at 7:18am Westlake Fire Department was dispatched to a structure fire. First arriving units reported heavy fir...
05/10/2023

On Monday at 7:18am Westlake Fire Department was dispatched to a structure fire. First arriving units reported heavy fire as mutual aid company from HCESD48 responded to the scene to assist in fire suppression. On scene crews proceeded to make an offensive attack while also ensuring that the structure was evacuated by residents and animals. With efforts from all crews on scene, fire suppression was successful. Thank you to HCFMO, HCSO, and Harris County ESD 48 Fire Department.

PC: A.Tager

Happy International Firefighters DayToday we celebrate firefighters all across the world - the ones who risk their lives...
05/04/2023

Happy International Firefighters Day

Today we celebrate firefighters all across the world - the ones who risk their lives every single day to protect others and the ones who have paid the ultimate price.

04/28/2023

JOIN US FOR JUNIOR FIRE ACADEMY 2023! The Westlake Junior Fire Academy is a 5-day camp taught by the Westlake Fire Department and various Community Agencies to educate participants about the exciting career in Fire and EMS. Students learn about teamwork, responsibility and leadership while participating in exciting hands-on activities in a fun atmosphere. Activities include tours of the fire station and apparatus, fire extinguisher training, first aid and CPR training, mock search and rescue drills, hose operations, and much more.

Classes will take place from 8 AM to 3 PM from July 24- July 28, 2023 at the Westlake Fire Department at 19636 Saums Rd Houston, TX 77084.

Register here: http://www.westlakevfd.com/event/2023-junior-fire-academy/

This afternoon just before 6pm, Westlake crews were dispatched to a MVI rollover with entrapment. Upon arrival crews con...
04/19/2023

This afternoon just before 6pm, Westlake crews were dispatched to a MVI rollover with entrapment. Upon arrival crews confirmed the entrapment and lauched Life Flight. The crews on scene quickly extricated the patient and took them to a nearby helipad where they were flown to the med center for treatment. Harris County ESD 48 Fire Department assisted with the extrication. Photos are courtesy of Battalion Chief Jason Tharp.

Thank you Mayde Creek Elementary for having our crews come out and help with career day!
04/15/2023

Thank you Mayde Creek Elementary for having our crews come out and help with career day!

Wishing you a Happy and Blessed Easter! 🐰 🚒
04/09/2023

Wishing you a Happy and Blessed Easter! 🐰 🚒

Today's the day! Easter Egg drive thru! Important information: You will enter the station through the side gate on the e...
04/08/2023

Today's the day! Easter Egg drive thru! Important information: You will enter the station through the side gate on the east side of the station. Follow the cones through bay and you will get you bag of eggs. 1 bag per child in the car. Child must be present! Gate will open at 10am and close at 12 or when we run out.

Due to inclement weather this weekend our Easter event has been changed to a Easter egg drive thru from 10am-12pm!
04/05/2023

Due to inclement weather this weekend our Easter event has been changed to a Easter egg drive thru from 10am-12pm!

Thank you to MCJH National Junior Honor Society for coming out and helping us fill easter eggs for our annual Easter egg...
04/05/2023

Thank you to MCJH National Junior Honor Society for coming out and helping us fill easter eggs for our annual Easter egg event this weekend! Usually performed by our crews, it was nice to have a helping hand with the hundreds of eggs we had to fill. We’re hoping to see many smiling faces this weekend for the egg hunt!

Looking forward to seeing everyone come out for our annual Easter egg hunt!
04/03/2023

Looking forward to seeing everyone come out for our annual Easter egg hunt!

04/03/2023

It’s movie Monday and Westlake is hard at work! In a given month on average we’ll run about 400 calls, here are just some of the calls we responded to in March! Please follow our social media pages for up to date information on upcoming events such as Easter and Katy area safety fest!

Over the weekend Westlake Crews had the opportunity to educate the CAF at West Houston Airport on basic fire suppression...
03/17/2023

Over the weekend Westlake Crews had the opportunity to educate the CAF at West Houston Airport on basic fire suppression utilizing extinguishers as well as CPR and AED use. As a department we appreciate our community reaching out to us for teaching prevention and recognition skills.

This is just a small part of what our community outreach team does, submitting requests is as simple as filling out a form on our website: http://www.westlakevfd.com/public-relations/

Please keep our Brothers and Sisters with Community Volunteer Fire Department in your prayers as they mourn the loss of ...
03/10/2023

Please keep our Brothers and Sisters with Community Volunteer Fire Department in your prayers as they mourn the loss of their Brother Nahit Oral.

Westlake EMS crews recently attended the Memorial Hermann Red Duke Trauma Institute Conference, crews learned about mode...
03/05/2023

Westlake EMS crews recently attended the Memorial Hermann Red Duke Trauma Institute Conference, crews learned about modern advances in prehospital emergency medical care with research based practices from the Red Duke Institute and performed hands on skills as well.

We greatly appreciate these opportunities to send our crews to learn and train in order to better serve our community.

Thinking of our brothers and sisters in Buffalo NY, who lost a brother in the line of duty today.
03/02/2023

Thinking of our brothers and sisters in Buffalo NY, who lost a brother in the line of duty today.

At midnight your Westlake FD crews received a call for a major motor vehicle accident with rollover and entrapment. Crew...
02/22/2023

At midnight your Westlake FD crews received a call for a major motor vehicle accident with rollover and entrapment. Crews responded urgently and diligently worked on extricating the patient while providing continuous medical care. With help from Precinct 5 Constables and HPD for scene control and safety, one patient was successfully extricated and transported in critical condition to Memorial Hermann TMC.

We got a visit from Matias today. He dropped off cases of water to help keep our members hydrated! Thank you Matias for ...
02/20/2023

We got a visit from Matias today. He dropped off cases of water to help keep our members hydrated! Thank you Matias for your thoughtfulness in this donation!

02/13/2023

In Memory of MCESD2 Firefighter Cherry

Grant Neil Cherry, born July 20th, 1998, unexpectedly passed away on the afternoon of February 9th, 2023 at the age of 24 in his hometown of Montgomery, Texas. Grant found his passion at a young age serving as a firefighter in the Montgomery Fire Department. He took his responsibility to protect the people in his town very seriously. Despite experiencing many sleepless nights and serving many strangers during their most traumatic moments, Grant always made an effort to work as many shifts and help as many people as he could. In his three years of service, Grant helped more people and contributed to saving more lives than most people would be able to in a lifetime. However, you would never know that if you didn't witness it firsthand; Grant was the strong silent type, and he had a habit of letting his actions speak louder than his words.

He was named Most Outstanding Cadet during his fire academy and he received the awards 100 Club Firefighter of the Year (2020), 100 Club Rookie of the Year (2021), and Montgomery Fire Department Officer's Choice Award (2020). He received the latter three awards for helping to save a victim from a house fire.

The only thing that Grant loved more than his career in the fire service was his mother, Jane Lindsay Cherry. He demonstrated this by sacrificing much of his time, energy, and plans to make sure that she was taken care of. At a time when Grant was developing a bright career as a ship captain, he abandoned that future so that he could come home to care and provide for his mother who needed her son. And instead of just moving back in with her, he decided to also pursue another difficult career as a firefighter so that he could help others as well. Grant was the epitome of "quiet strength", and you did not have to know him long to understand that about him. He was deeply loved, deeply respected, and he will be deeply missed.

Thank you to everyone for supporting our Montgomery Family during this time. The outcome of support has been overwhelming and we are all very appreciative of each and everyone of you.

Services for FF Cherry are pending and will be posted.

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19636 Saums Road
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77084

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Hi when will you be rescheduling for the apts. (Farmington, Stone Creek, Kenwood, Westborough) I told my parents I would let them know? Tks
Question posted previously, can you please post map?
Is tonight's Candy Toss still on schedule for Westgreen and Sundown subdivision? As a teacher in the subdvision's zone, I would like to notify my student parents via text. And if so around what time, please? Tks
are yall doing yalls haunted house this year?
Hey Westlake, what was happening the other morning behind Denny's? Looked like the clothing donation box was on fire. Just wondering.
Will y’all be having a Halloween haunted drive thru or Halloween chase?
Hi! I’m sorry this message is so late and I hope that it finds y’all well!...I know this is a long shot and I haven’t a clue if this is even a reasonable request as I’m not from here and I’m still not sure how you Texans do it quite yet!! However, I have seen such remarkable and truly inspiring things since I’ve been here so I was kind of thinking this might be worth a go. Today happens to be my baby sisters birthday and as it turns out, with Covid-19, her just recently graduating college (with 3 of the best kids ever in tow)...moving into her new home and finding her first big girl job, WE DID NOT PLAN A THING-so last night we threw together one of those drive by parades, I rallied up all of old high school friends (it’s her 30th bday by the way) got my parents and my other siblings on board and we’re all gonna line up at 0745 (today) at her house to surprise her for what I’m sure will be a morning that she’ll never forget!!...and what I was wondering is-if one of your trucks was in the area and not real busy at the moment of the big shabang-would it be at possible for us to maybe get some GOOD OLD TEXAS SIZED lights and sirens to help lead the way for this sweet sister of mine’s surprise Sunday morning wake up call?? I’d pay you in Louisiana hugs and donuts and kolaches served up by the neatest New Orleans transplants this town ever did see!!❤️
I sent the address in a private message and even if I don’t see y’all in a few hours. Thanks so much for all of your service and dedication-it’s so much appreciated!!!!! ❤️
🐺 Den from Pack 1001 visited the station 1/17/2020. Thank you all for your service.
Merry Christmas to you all and families. Thank you for your services and God Bless. Stay safe
Thank you for a fun night!!
Love you all! Still with you in spirit and heart. Have fun with Open House! Always fun...
Look at this awesome warmer that would make a great gift
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