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West Monroe Volunteer Fire Department
54 County Route 11
West Monroe, NY  13167




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Welcome to West Monroe Volunteer Fire Department

The West Monroe Fire Department & Auxiliary mourns the loss of long time Auxiliary member Sharon Krahl. Sharon worked very hard for over 20 years as an Auxiliary member. She was a fun loving dedicated member of our organization. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family at this time. We thank you Sharon for your service to our community.

On Saturday, July 5, the West Monroe Fire Department responded to its 200th call of 2014.

This is eleven days earlier than the department hit Call #200 in 2013.

Thank you to all that came to our pancake breakfast.

The next breakfast will be Sunday, September 21.

On Thursday, April 3, the West Monroe Fire Department responded to its 100th call of 2014.

This is eighteen days earlier than the department hit Call #100 in 2013.

Congratulations to West Monroe Boy Scout Joey M Stahl for achieving Eagle Scout. 


On Sunday 2-9-14 West Monroe responded with Engine 3312, Rescue 3361 and Tanker 3351 Mutual Aid to Central Square on a structure fire

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West Monroe Fire Department mutual aid call - Friday, January 31, 2014

The West Monroe fire department responded Friday, January 31, 2014 mutual aid to a garage fire on Gildner Road in the town of Hastings.

The West Monroe Fire Department fought a barn fire Sunday, October 6, 2013 on NYS Route 49. Central Square and Constantia responded mutual aid. The fire is believed to have started from a lightning strike from a storm which had passed through immediately preceding. NYS Route 49 was closed down between County Route 39 and Helinger Road to allow for necessary firefighting operations.

The West Monroe Fire Department wishes to thank everyone for their patience and understanding for the inconvenience caused by the times the fire department must close down roads for safety reasons during incidents such as these.

The West Monroe Fire Department working with several other agencies had another successful Fire Safety Night. We thank all our business sponsors and all the agencies that presented that evening.

Congratulations to FF Haley Jones and FF Amber Gass who have now completed the NYS Fire Fighter 1 class!

FF Gass and FF Jones took 2 weeks of their summer vacations  to attend the New York State

 Fire Fighter 1 boot camp. This is a rigorous two weeks at 8-10 hours per day. The class

was held in Oswego at the Emergency Response Training Center.

Congrats to FF Amber Gass and Haley Jones

Picture are Lt Matt Frawley, FF Gass,

FF Jones, Cpt Jeff DeMong on graduation day

FF Jones inside the burn building

FF Jones and FF Gass with the traditional Class Picture in front of the burn building

Congratulations to FF Amber Gass who is our newest Certified First Responder!


Congratulations to Chris Fields and Kelly Curcie on the completion of probationary member program.
Both are now Fire Line Members.
3 West Monroe Fire Fighters Graduate FF1

Firefighters Matthew Kurtz, Chris Fields, and John Francis have completed FF1.
  3 West Monroe Fire Fighters Graduate SAR Academy 2013
Firefighters Matthew Frawly, Hayley Jones and John Oniel have graduated SAR Academy 2013 and are now active members of Oswego County Pioneer SAR Team   
This year celebrate 35 years of active service for five of our Charter Members.
We thank them for their service to the
West Monroe Fire Department.
Neil Brownell
Neil held the positions of Lieutenant, Vice President, President and Director.
Neil was the second president of the fire department.  Neil was a qualified driver
of all apparatus in the 1980s.  Neil also contributed time after time his talents as a
Licensed Land Surveyor for the many building projects. Neil’s term as President was
at a time when the department completed the building, expanded
our equipment, and grew our fleet of trucks.  It was a time when there
were a lot of spirited meetings.  Currently Neil helps out with events, fire police,
and making sure we all stay in line.
Vaughn Fisher
 Vaughn held the positions of Lieutenant, Assistant Chief of Fire Police
 and Director. Vaughn’s contributions over the years have always
been getting things done. Whether it was fixing trucks,working on
the building, acquiring equipment, or working with the politicians, Vaughn always
did these jobs with conviction. In his work as a political liaison Vaughn secured
tens of thousands of dollars in grants.  Currently Vaughn responds to
alarms as fire police, and continues to keep the politicians aware
of what we are doing.



Ron Kingsley

Ron Held the positions of Captain, Assistant Chief, Chief, President, and
Director. As Chief Ron lead the department through the completion of
our station and in updating our equipment. Ron used his talents as an engineer
to lead us through many projects including the several building projects, and
building several trucks. Ron was instrumental in the design and acquisition
of the departments first new Engine, our tanker , and our heavy rescue.Ron
currently serves on the Board of Directors and is one of our apparatus drivers.


John DeMong

John held positions of Captain, Assistant Chief, Chief, Vice President, President,
and Director. Early on John spent many hours on building the station.  
As Chief, John had the pleasure of having the first new piece of
Apparatus, the E-one engine. We also were going through a growth in calls
and the addition of the Maltese room to the station. As president John saw
the purchase of the tanker. These days, if there is a call for our department
John is usually driving one of the first trucks out.



Don Farewell

 Don held the positions of Lieutenant, Captain, Assistant Chief,
Chief, and Chaplain. Don was one of the best interior firefighters this
department has seen. Don was one of the core group of members
that built the station spending many hours working on it. As Chief Don
lead the department in acquiring the air boat. Don’s work as Chaplain
is second to none, he always has a good message to share even
when there are bad times. These days Don is one of our
drivers and is usually competing with John for that first engine out.


Our department celebrates its 35th anniversary in 2013. Click here to see some of our history in pictures.


Engine 3322


Our First Fleet of Apparatus


Our Current Fleet

Congratulations to West Monroe Boy Scout Joey M Stahl for achieving Eagle Scout.


Upcoming Events

Every 3rd Sunday
Officers Meeting

7:00pm - 9:00pm
Every 5th Tuesday
Maintenance Night

Every 4th Tuesday
Misc Battery Swap

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Tue. Apr 15th 2014

 Recruitment Open House to be Held at West Monroe Volunteer Fire Department on April 26th(West Monroe, NY) The West Monr...

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Mon. Mar 10th 2014
Congratulations to the 2014-2015 Officers

West Monroe Fire Department swore in a new slate of officers for the coming yeat Saturday night. Congratulations to all.Execu...

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Fri. Jul 5th 2013
Coast Guard warning boaters about rocky waters

Have a safe weekend on the water. Remember to aid disabled boats you come accross. Do not call 911 unless it is a true emerge...

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