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Tue. Jan 1st 2019

The West Monroe Fire Department finished 2018 with 398 calls. This was forty-two calls more than 2017 (346 calls), and was comparable to 2016 (394 calls).
Fri. Sep 28th 2018

The West Monroe Fire Department responded to its 300th call of 2018 on September 28, the 271st day of the year.
Mon. Jan 1st 2018
The West Monroe Fire Department finished 2017 with 346 calls. This was forty-eight calls fewer than in 2016 (394).
Thu. Nov 9th 2017
The West Monroe Fire Department responded to its 300th call of 2017 on November 8, the 312th day of the year.
Tue. Apr 25th 2017
The West Monroe Fire Department responded to its 100th call of 2017 on April 25.
This was twenty days later than the department's 100th call of 2016.

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Drill 6-11-2019

Yesterday evening for drill, members practiced water operations. Water was pumped from the hydrant to the engines then to the blitzfire and deck gun. Practicing water operations keeps us prepared for when that time does come that we may need to use it.

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The West Monroe fire department participated in the Memorial Day parade on Monday, May 27, 2019 in Cleveland, New York.

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Drill 5-21-2019

Tuesday evening, members trained on 33WR1 and 3372 on Oneida Lake. Drivers and crews practiced maneuvering the boat in order to rescue a victim in the water. Both the water rescue and air boat protocols were discussed and gone over as well. This was a great practice and refresher for drivers and members this time of year.

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Drill on Sunday, May 19, 2019

The West Monroe fire department conducted a joint drill on Sunday, May 19, 2019 at 2950 State Route 49, West Monroe, New York with the Caughdenoy, Central Square and Constantia fire departments.

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Drill 5-15-2019

Last night West Monroe Fire Department, Central Square Fire Company and Constantia Fire Department participated in another mutual aid drill involving the drill house. We would like to thank Kleis Equipment for donating this house for training purposes before tearing it down. We have a great community and appreciate all of the support.

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Drill 5-14-2019

Yesterday evening, West Monroe Fire Department, Central Square Fire Company and the Constantia Fire Department teamed up for a mutual aid drill. The fire department was able to secure the use of a house in West Monroe to drill in. We were able to train like it was a real structure fire. There was different stations and each produced scenarios in which you would find on the fire scene. Yesterday was part one of drill, tonight is part two and Sunday there will be even more training. It is not every day we are offered a house to practice on. We are taking advantage of every aspect of this great opportunity.

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Drill 4-30-2019

Yesterday evening 18 of our members went to the Emergency Response Training Center in Oswego for drill. Many members took part in the SCBA training offered. This training is great practice for everyone.

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West Monroe Auxiliary Spring Craft Sale and Flea Market

The West Monroe Fire Department Auxiliary is sponsoring a craft show and flea market on Saturday, May 11, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. It’s time to pick out your new decorations for spring!  Over thirty quality local and regional crafters will display their wares for your appreciation, and other items will be available for sale as well.

The auxiliary will be offering food through the day – sausage gravy and biscuits, and muffins in the morning, hot dogs, hamburgers, macaroni salad, scalloped potatoes and ham, and cookies at lunchtime.

The Auxiliary is still accepting reservations for tables and spaces for this event.  Contact Patty Jock at (315) 668-8756 to reserve your table or space.

 

Mutual aid to Constantia structure fire - Wednesday, April 3, 2019

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West Monroe Fire Department business meeting, Tuesday, April 2, 2019

WEST MONROE FIRE DEPARTMENT PANCAKE BREAKFAST

The West Monroe Volunteer Fire Department will be having a pancake breakfast at its fire station on Sunday, April 14, 2019  (Palm Sunday) from 8:00 a.m. until noon.
 
The menu for the breakfast will consist of pancakes, French toast, sausage, ham, eggs cooked to order, toast, tomato, apple, or orange juice, coffee, tea, hot cocoa or milk.
 
Prices for the event are: adults $8.00, senior citizens $7.50, children 5 – 12 $5.50.
Children under five accompanied by an adult are free, and there will also be a special family rate of $25.00 for 2 adults and up to 4 children under 12.
 
The West Monroe Fire Station is located on County Route 11 two-tenths of a mile north of State Route 49 in West Monroe.

Drill 3-26-2019

This past Tuesday night, we went back to the basics for drill. Menter Ambulance gave members the opportunity to learn and refresh their memory on where things are located in the rigs. Also, members were able to practice their skills on splinting as well as using gauze and tourniquets to stop further bleeding.

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West Monroe Fire Department Installation Banquet

On March 16th, the West Monroe Fire Department installed officers for the year of 2019. A big congratulations to all of the elected officers.

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Installation of Officers 2019

Congratulations to the executive officers for the year of 2019

Don Farewell - Board of Directors

Kristina Donegan - President

Mike Walker - Vice President

Samantha Gass - Treasurer

Diane Thompson - Secretary

Ron Kingsley - Board of Directors

Installation of Officers 2019

Congratulations to the fireline officers for the year of 2019

Jeff DeMong – Chief

Dave Hanson– First Assistant Chief

Matt Frawley – Second Assistant Chief

Captains – James Jock and Jon O'Neill

Captain of Fire Police – Joan Hilton

Lieutenants – Ben Maher, Chad Thompson and Dan Donegan

Drill 2-19-2019

This past Tuesday night, members from West Monroe and Constantia participated in a firefighter challenge. This consisted of different challenges a firefighter may face at a fire scene.

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On Tuesday January 22nd 2019 the Central Square Fie Company and West Monroe Fire Department held a joint drill at the Central Square Fire Station. This was a drill to practice the use of the SCBA Air Packs. 

 

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Drill 1-15-2019
Tuesday January 19th, members set up a double port-a-tank operation. 3351 and 551 from Central Square took part in filling the port-a-tanks. This is practiced and set up if there is no hydrant near a fire scene.
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Drill 1-13-2019
Early this morning, Rick Donegan and Mike Altier practiced pump operations and driver training on 3312. This Sunday drill was led by 3303.
The West Monroe Fire Department finished 2018 with 398 calls.
This was forty-two calls more than 2017 (346 calls), and was comparable to 2016 (394 calls).
 

Drill 12-18-2018

Tuesday December 18th, members were dispatched to a mock motor vehicle accident with injuries. 3361, 3312 and 3363 all responded to the scene. We used the two vehicles to use our extrication skills on and show members how to properly use different tools and techniques for vehicle accidents.

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Yesterday evening before drill, members made a special stop. We went and visited a young supporter of our department. This girl has been presenting us with donations at our last three pancake breakfasts. Thank you very much Shay! We appreciate every thing that you do for us.

Santa Sleigh Ride 2018

On Saturday December 8th, the West Monroe Volunteer Fire Department brought Santa around town to visit with the kids. We look forward to spreading the Christmas spirit every year. We would like to thank the Central Square Fire Company for letting us use 572 for this event.

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The West Monroe Fire Department responded mutual aid to Central Square for a house fire in the town of Hastings on Wednesday, November 28.

https://www.localsyr.com/news/local-news/house-fire-breaks-out-in-central-square/1626041977

Fire Safety Night 2018

The West Monroe Fire Department would like to thank everyone for making our 2018 Fire Safety Night a great success! We would like to express our gratitude to all the agencies that came to support our annual event. Also for all those who attended, we hope you gained some knowledge in fire prevention and safety.

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The West Monroe Fire Department responded to its 300th call of 2018 on September 28, the 271st day of the year.

Congratulations to our newly elected officers to finish out the year of 2018. 3301 Jeff DeMong, 3302 Jack Gates and 3303 Dave Hanson. Dave Hanson was installed by Randy House, OS300 and Jeff was installed by his father John DeMong, past chief of the West Monroe Fire Department. Jack Gates who was not present will be installed at a later time.

Drill 7-31-2018

There's no summer vacation for us, this summer is full of training opportunities. Tuesday evening members used hydraulics and battery powered spreaders and cutters for vehicle extrication. Special thanks to Mitch and Rick from HAR-ROB Fire Equipment for showing us new tools and skills to use for motor vehicle accidents.

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Firework Detail 7-3-2018

Tuesday evening we were asked to do a stand by at 916 Riverside in Brewerton for the firework display. The Caughdenoy Fire Department, Central Square Fire Company and Menter Ambulance also stood by in case we were dispatched to any calls. A good time was had by everyone.

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Drill 6-26-2018

Tuesday the 26th, we simulated a motorcycle accident. There was two victims with unknown injuries when we arrived on scene. 3312 was instructed to set up a landing zone while crews from 3363 and 3361 took control of the patient care.

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On Sunday, June 24, 2018, the 175th day of the year, the fire department responded to its 200th call of the year.

Drill 6-12-2018

Tuesday June 12th, we divided into two different groups for a boat operation drill. We went over our rescue boat and practiced towing and hooking up to a boat if there is a boat in distress call on Oneida Lake. Members also practiced driving 33WR1.

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Drill 5-22-2018

Tuesday night we drafted water from Dutch Pond using a double port-a-tank operation to supply water. Tanker 3351 and tanker 551 from the Central Square Fire Department were both providing water to the setup. This was great practice for everyone who attended.

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Drill 5-18-2018

Tuesday night we were able to practice many different skills using a drill house. Many scenarios were played out. We are very fortunate to be able to use this house to drill in. Thank you to the home owners.

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Fire School 5-8-2018

Tuesday nights drill we went to the Emergency Response Training Center in Oswego. We practiced our interior fire fighting skills. This was great scba practice for everyone.

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Drill 4-17-2018

For Tuesday night's drill, we drilled with the 
Central Square Fire Company. We simulated mutual aid to the scene of a motor vehicle accident reported by witnesses. There was great teamwork displayed between both departments.

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On Saturday, April 7, 2018, the fire department responded to its 100th call of the year. This is eighteen days earlier than Call 100 in 2017 (April 25).

Congratulations to all of the officers for the year of 2018 

Kevin Davis – Chief 

Jeff Demong – First Assistant Chief 

Jack Gates – Second Assistant Chief  

Captains – Matt Frawley and James Jock  

Captain of Fire Police – Kristina Donegan  

Lieutenants – Jon ONeill, Chris Nichols, Ben Maher and Chad Thompson  

Drill 2-21-2018

Wednesday February 21st, the West Monroe Fire Department teamed up with Constantia, Cleveland and Central Square for a conjoined drill with the Coast Guard. We practiced and learned many ice water rescue techniques. Thank you to the U.S Coast Guard for demonstrating new approaches to ice water rescues.

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The West Monroe Fire Department finished 2017 with 346 calls. This was forty-eight calls fewer than in 2016 (394).

Santa Sleigh Ride 2017

Today was a great day to bring Santa around the town. We would like to thank everyone for sharing your children with us.

 Also thanks goes out to everyone who provided us with treats. We enjoy doing this every year for everyone in our small town.

The West Monroe Fire Department responded to its 300th call of the year on Wednesday, November 8th, the 312th day of 2017.

Fire Safety Night 10-10-2017

The West Monroe Fire Department would like to thank everyone for making Fire Safety Night a great success! We would like to express our gratitude to all the agencies that came to support our annual event. Also for all those who attended, we hope you gained some knowledge in fire prevention and home safety.

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Drill 8-8-2017

August 8th, crews simulated a pool drowning. Crews had to rescue a submerged victim and then simulate starting BLS care.
Special thanks to Menter Ambulance for assisting and giving us constructive feedback.

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Drill 8-22-2017

This past Tuesday night, members took to the fields for an ems/rescue drill. The drill required the use of hydraulics for a trapped patient.
This helped members with their ems skills along with rescue.

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Drill 7-18-17

Drill with the Central Square Fire Department in a friendly competition of push barrel.

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Water Rescue Drill 6-19-17

On Tuesday night, members took the water rescue boat out on Oneida Lake and simulated a disabled boat rescue.

 Also simulated was a rescue of a person in the water.

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Captain Hanson's Drill - 5-30-17

Tuesday the 30th, members were faced with a scenario. The scenario was of a bike accident with unknown 

injuries and an unknown number of patients.

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Live Burn Fire Training 5-16-17

 

On Tuesday May 16th, members went to the Emergency Response Training Center in Oswego for drill. 

Here they practiced their fire fighting skills from inside a burning building. This is important and essential to keep interior skills sharp.

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Dry Hydrant Training 5-9-17

On Tuesday night, members split into groups and went to different dry hydrant locations in the district. They back flushed the hydrants of debris and drafted water.

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The West Monroe Fire Department responded to its 100th call of 2017 on April 25.
This was twenty days later than the department's 100th call of 2016.

The West Monroe Fire Department was one of the departments responding to this call.

http://cnycentral.com/news/local/nine-departments-called-to-outdoor-fire-in-oswego-county

Brush Fire Training 4-11-17

This past Tuesday night members trained on how to prepare for brush fires. Four different 

stations were set up with events that can occur on a brush fire scene.

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SCBA Obstacle Course Drill 3-28-17

On Tuesday night members used SCBA packs. They were put through an obstacle course

 simulating events that they might encounter on a fire scene.

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