West Lake Fire Department Celebrates 80 Years of Service

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It was 80 years ago that the West Lake Fire Department was formed. Tonight, members celebrated that milestone.

The celebratory banquet dinner was held at the Bel-Air to honor members, past and present. Some of tonight’s attendees have been part of the department for 45 years.

The chief of the department says the whole dynamics of the fire service has changed over the past eight decades

“From equipment to stations to buildings, the township has grown from 1800 calls a year back then maybe 2 to 3 hundred calls, ” said Chief of West Lake Fire Department Rick Schau.
 
Schau says his department, like most departments can use new recruits. There will be an open house in October for anyone who may be interested in joining the fire department.
 

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