Welcome to West Monroe Volunteer Fire Department
On Tuesday evening, February 24, 2015, the West Monroe Fire Department spent its evening drill hours shoveling out hydrants around the town of West Monroe. Access to hydrants is very important year around, and snow and ice can keep us from getting to the hydrants when we need them. If there's a hydrant near your house, we hope you consider shoveling out around them when possible.
Thanks to everyone who came to our Sunday, February 15, 2015 pancake breakfast.
Our next pancake breakfast will be Sunday, March 29th (Palm Sunday) from 8:00 a.m. to noon.
The West Monroe Fire Department finished 2014 with 373 calls total.
Tonight's drill we practiced proper use of devices we use to carry patients that are either sick or injured. These are basic but important skills for a lot of the work we do.
On 12-7-14 the West Monroe Fire Department responded to a Motor Vehicle Crash at about 12:15 AM.
Rescue 3361, Engine 3312, Chief Davis, Assistant Chief Giamartino, and several fire police responded. Crews used several tools including the Jaws of Life to extricate one occupant. Crews returned to service about 1:30 AM.
On Tuesday 12-4-14 West Monroe responded mutual aid to Constantia for a structure fire.
Rescue 3361 and Assistant Chief Giamartino responded to the scene with 10 firefighters. Rescue 3363, Chief Davis, Assistant Chief Sikora along with several fire police handled traffic on State Route 49 as the roadway was shutdown going through Constantia.
On Saturday November 15th the West Monroe Fire Department held a joint training exercise with a unit from the NY National Guard. The firefighters were trained in safe operations around the National Guard's medivac helicopters and the Guard members were trained in skills using their new rescue tools. WE thank the National Guard members for their time on a Saturday and for their service to our country.
The annual Visit from Santa will be on Saturday December 13th all day.
On Tuesday 11-11-14 several members of the fire department attended training at the Oswego County Emergency Response Training Center. The firefighters practiced escape bailouts, forcible entry and ventilation.
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Team Building Drill 10-21-14
Kara our team building coach organized a great drill.
The Winning team
Jack, James, Jon, and Kelley
Tricia, Gabby, Nancy, Jordan, Dexter
Russ, Lisa, Diane, Sam
Tyler, Steve, Haley, Jeff
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The West Monroe Fire Department responded to call #300 for the year on Saturday, September 27, 2014, the 270th day of the year.
The fire department is now selling 911 Signs. This is a fund raising activity and also a community service project. These signs are to be placed near the road side to assist emergency responders in locating your home should there be an emergency. These reflective signs are 18" x 6" and have 4" reflective numbers on each side. Please click here to get a form that you can print off and return with your payment. The signs cost $20. You do not need to live in West Monroe to order a sign.
Congratulations to FF Gabby Fortino. Gabby has just completed and graduated from FF1 Boot Camp.
This was an intense 2 week training program that members need to have to fight structure fires.
The Members of the West Monroe Fire Department have been very busy with training.
Each Tuesday night we meet and practice various skills related to the job we do. below are some of our more recent drills.
Firefighters after drill on 3-25-2014
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In March we conducted a Self contained Breathing Apparatus drills.
This drill is designed to improve both confidence and efficiency for our interior firefighters.
(Above) Firefighters use their hoods to block off their visibility,
this is a simulation of being inside a smoke filled building
(Below) Firefighters practice low profile escapes simulating an escape from
a tight spot inside a building.
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On July 8th we practiced EMS skills. EMS calls are the majority of our alarms through the year.
We invited SOVAC Ambulance to come down so we could train on their equipment that we often help them with.
(above) Firefighters practice their skills at handling the patient stretcher
(below) Firefighters practice with the stair chair
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The firefighters practiced initial fire attack and water supply on July 15.
This drill is intended to refresh and refine our skills on the basics of firefighting.
(above) Our first due Engine 3311 is set up with a prot-a-pond simulating a
fire in our non hydrant district.
(above) Tanker 3351 fills the port-a-tank with the water Engine 3311 will use to supply water to the firefighters
(below) Firefighters advance a hose line
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Every 4th Tuesday
Misc Battery Swap
Every 1st Tuesday
Every 3rd Sunday
2015 Call Volume
Call Volume History