Fire Department

WAYS WE SERVE

Welcome to Westfield Fire

The community of Westfield established its first fire department on April 29th, 1904. The town voted to purchase the first hand drawn chemical fire engine for the community. The first fire chief was R.E. Johnson, and he took his post in May. 118 years later, I have the honor to serve at the helm of the organization. From our humble beginnings, we have grown with the Westfield community and are currently responding from three fire stations, covering 56 square miles within Washington township, and the incorporated areas of Westfield. We complete this with 69 shift members covering three battalions. We currently run three engine companies, one ladder, two transporting ambulances, three battalion chiefs and four field resource paramedics. All of our members are trained to the Emergency Medical Technician Basic level at a minimum and almost 30% of our members are at the paramedic level. In 2021, we responded to 4,437 incidents, a 26.5% increase from 2020.  

Special Operations

Westfield Fire handles a variety of incidents that are outside the scope of fire or medical. We provide services that cover hazardous materials incidents and specialty rescue including trench; confined space rescues, vehicle entrapments, rope rescue, building collapse, and water rescue. There are a few members of the organization that respond with other members in the state to large scale events and natural disasters rendering care and delivering aid all over the United States. The organization has been involved at length with planning and mitigating large scale events such as Westfield Rocks the Fourth, Colts Training Camp, as well as other events ranging from runs to NCAA sanctioned events held at Grand Park.

Fire Prevention and Community Outreach

The services we provide extend beyond emergency response and include public education and prevention via community events; building inspections, plan review, media campaigns, school visits, bilingual services, grant writing, and many other programs. Part of our community outreach programs include specialties like our Field Resource Paramedics that complete scheduled visits with patients that have been discharged from local hospitals, mental health and crisis intervention, as well as recently assisting agencies in the county during the Covid-19 pandemic by means of vaccinations and testing.

Thank you for your support and visiting our website.

Sincerely,

Chief Rob Gaylor

 

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