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The Westlake Fire / EMS Department strives to provide our residents, business owners and visitors with the highest level of professional service.  We are a progressive department that aspires to continually improve the quality of service that we provide in the areas of fire, rescue, medical emergencies, hazardous materials incidents and other emergency services. We pledge to serve the Westlake community with dedication, compassion and excellence. 

Westlake Fire / EMS Department includes a staff of nine full-time firefighter/paramedics and twenty part-time firefighter/paramedics.  We operate our department with three shifts and each shift is twenty-four hours from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m.  The department and its personnel are currently housed out of a temporary fire station located at 2900 Dove Road.  The Westlake Fire / EMS Department covers approximately 7 square miles of Tarrant and Denton counties.

We would like to extend an invitation to all of our citizens to stop in and visit the firehouse.  If I can be of any additional service to you on behalf of the Westlake Fire / EMS Department, please do not hesitate to contact me at (817) 490-5780.   


Richard Whitten, Westlake Fire Chief

CodeRED - Keeping Citizens Safe & Informed

CodeRED is an emergency notification system for the Town of Westlake  to utilize during emergencies such as severe weather warnings for tornadoes, high winds, and severe hail storms.  The Emergency Notification System is generally used in conjunction with outdoor warning sirens.  It may further be used for missing children or elderly or a special community announcement.

In addition, a resident has the option of receiving the CodeRED Weather Warnings direct from the National Weather Service for several types of weather events. However, this is not to be confused with the CodeRED Emergency Notification System which is not an optional choice upon subscription. There is no fee for this service and multiple telephone numbers (including your cell phone number to receive text messaging), addresses, and emails may be entered for subscription.

If you have not been receiving notifications and want to sign up, click on the CodeRED link here, on the left hand page side bar or on our homepage.  Those citizens without internet access may call (817) 490-5780, Monday-Friday, from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. and relay their information over the telephone.  Check with your neighbors to help spread the word, especially if you know they do not utilize the internet, emails, and/or computers frequently.

Westlake installed new warning sirens in 2015 at Davis Blvd./Dove Road, Ottinger Road at Westlake Academy, and Roanoke Road near TD Auto Finance. It's important to note the primary purpose of these sirens is to warn our citizens when outdoors of impending severe weather. 

While many may not be able to hear the sirens inside their homes, our CodeRed notification system serves as an effective notice while indoors.  Regular monthly testing of the warning sirens is conducted the first Wednesday of each month at 1 p.m., except during periods of severe weather threats.

Should you need further assistance regarding CodeRED,
please call our Westlake Emergency Management Office/Fire Station
at (817) 490-5780. 

Fire Department Engaged in Community Events  

  • Westlake Fire-EMS crews lead town in annual toy/food drive to benefit Christmas is for Children each year.  Please consider donating a new, unwrapped gift for children of all ages during the holiday season. Additionally, the fire department also collects canned/pantry food items as well. All toys and canned goods can be delivered to the Westlake Fire Department at 2900 Dove Road, Westlake, TX once the designated dates and times are posted for that current year.  We hope you will consider joining us each year as we help bring joy to a child this holiday season through Christmas is for Children. Thank you!
  • 2013 Annual Fire/EMS Open House & BBQ Event - Coming soon: photo gallery slideshow (*Photo credits-Sherry Lewis, Town of Westlake)
  • Approximately 140 residents and their families stopped by to meet the firefighters, checked out the new equipment, toured the firehouse, and enjoyed the delicious BBQ prepared by our town's First Responders. Thank you to all for coming out and visiting! 

    Sadly, we must discontinue this event until additional public parking becomes worked out as our crowds outgrew our available parking. We are happy that residents enjoyed this event and are hopeful that we may continue in the near future as a solution becomes available.

  • 2012 Annual Fire/EMS Open House & BBQ Event - Please enjoy the video of the 2012 Fire/EMS Open House & BBQ event, held October 20, by clicking here.

  • 2012 Christmas is for Children - Please click here to enjoy a video of the Westlake Fire-EMS Department's Christmas is for Children initiative in 2012; supporting little ones in need during the holiday season. To everyone who donated in this event, we sincerely thank you for your kindness and generousity!  *Video credits to Jaymi Ford, Town of Westlake