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Posted on: November 14, 2022

Westlake's New Fire Chief

Westlake Mayor Dennis M. Clough swore in Matt Moran as the new Westlake Fire Chief on Monday, November 14, 2022. Chief Moran has been with Westlake for 17 years, serving the last six years as a lieutenant. He previously spent nine years as a Cleveland Fir...

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Posted on: August 22, 2022

Westlake mourns retired firefighter Patrick Grealis

Fire Fighter Grealis

The City of Westlake sends its sincerest condolences to the family and friends of retired firefighter Patrick Grealis, who passed away over the weekend. 

Grealis served on the Westlake Fire Department for 25 years before his retirement&am...

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Posted on: July 13, 2022

Westlake welcomes two new firefighter/paramedics

Group photo with Mayor Clough, Acting Chief Mike Freeman, Captain Doug Vasi, Koneval and Plocica

The Westlake Fire Department welcomed two new firefighter/paramedics to the City of Westlake with a swearing-in ceremony at City Hall on Tuesday, July 13. Jake Koneval and Jacob Plocica were sworn in by Mayor Dennis M. Clough in front of family, friends a...

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Posted on: June 8, 2022

Fire Chief Jim Hughes retires after 29 years

Fire Chief Jim Hughes and Mayor Dennis Clough pose with a plaque honoring Hughes.

Westlake Fire Chief Jim Hughes celebrated his retirement Wednesday at Fire Station #1 surrounded by colleagues, family and friends. 

Mayor Dennis M. Clough presented the outgoing chief with a Proclamation noting his 29 years with the City of Westl...

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Posted on: April 26, 2022

Westlake welcomes Firefighter/Paramedic Ryan Sholtis

Firefighter/Paramedic Ryan Sholtis with Mayor Clough, Chief Jim Hughes and Assistant Chief Mike Free

The City of Westlake welcomed another new member of the City's Fire Department on April 24. Firefighter/Paramedic Ryan Sholtis comes to Westlake with more than seven years of experience in his chosen field. 

Sholtis took the oath of offic...

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Posted on: February 16, 2022

Westlake welcomes three new firefighters

Jeremy DiBell, Stipe Miocic, Mayor Clough, Matthew Kritzer, Chief Hughes, Mike Freeman edited

 The City of Westlake welcomed three new full-time firefighters on Feb. 15 at Westlake City Hall. Mayor Dennis M. Clough administered the oath of office to Jeremy DiBell and Matthew Kritzer and Stipe Miocic during a swearing in ceremony in front ...

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Posted on: August 25, 2021

Fire Department receives 2021 Mission Lifeline Gold Plus Award

Mission Lifeline Gold Plus Award 2021

The Westlake Fire Department has once again received the American Heart Association Mission Lifeline Gold Plus Award. This award recognizes the department’s commitment to providing a higher standard of pre-hospital care to the City of Westlake.&...

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Posted on: August 5, 2020

Helpful tips for power outages

Nearly everyone has experienced a power outage at home or at their office. Generally speaking, these events typically are little more than a temporary inconvenience. However, there are some safety concerns that come up when the power goes down. 

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Posted on: September 2, 2020

Westlake Fire Department again receives EMS Gold Plus Award

EMS Gold Plus Award 2020

The Westlake Fire Department has again been awarded the 2020 Mission: Lifeline EMS Gold Plus Award by the American Heart Association, which recognizes the department as a premiere emergency medical provider. The department earned the honor last year as we...

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Posted on: March 29, 2021

Firefighter Pat Grealis retires after 25 years of service

Pat Grealis with Mayor Clough and Chief Hughes

The Westlake Fire Department celebrated the retirement of Firefighter Patrick Grealis today at Fire State #1. 

Grealis spent 25 years with the City of Westlake and became well known for his work ethic, friendly demeanor and good sense of humor.&am...

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Posted on: December 31, 2020

Westlake Fire Department hosts vaccine POD with Cuyahoga County Board of Health

Hughes, Freeman and Henderson

The Westlake Fire Department and the Cuyahoga County Board of Health (CCBH) worked together on Wednesday, Dec. 30, to distribute Moderna Covid-19 vaccines to upwards of 700 EMS personnel and first responders from multiple West Side suburbs at Westlake Fir...

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