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




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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

Additional picture at this LINK


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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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 1st Tuesday
Monthly Meeting

7:00pm - 9:00pm
Every 2nd Tuesday

Every 4th Tuesday
Misc Battery Swap

8:00am - 12:00pm
Sun. Jan 18th 2015
Pancake Breakfast

8:00am - 12:00pm
Sun. Feb 15th 2015
Pancake Breakfast

News Headlines

Thu. Aug 14th 2014
WMFD Welcomes New Members

The West Monroe Fire Department is proud to announce the acceptance of 2 new probationary members at our August Meeting.Welco...

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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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