Welcome to West Monroe Volunteer Fire Department
Our next all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast will be Sunday, March 16th, 8:00 a.m. - 12 noon at the West Monroe Fire Station, 54 County Route 11, West Monroe, New York.
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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The West Monroe fire department responded Friday, January 31, 2014 mutual aid to a garage fire on Gildner Road in the town of Hastings.
This week ahead has some very cold weather in the forecast. Remember that salt does not work on the roads at very low temperatures. Drive carefully!
Clean out around your fire hydrant when cleaning your driveway.
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.
The West Monroe Fire Department responded to call # 300 for 2013 on Tuesday, October 1, 2013, the 274th day of the year.
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
Congratualtions to FF Amber Gass who is our newest Certified First Responder!
Congratualtions 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 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 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 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 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 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.
Our First Fleet of Apparatus
Our Current Fleet