Fire Chief Welcome

Welcome to the Westlake Fire Department.  We hope that our new web site will provide you the opportunity to better know your Fire Department, and allow you to do business with us in a more convenient and efficient manner.

For over 35 years, the Westlake Fire Department has been privileged to serve our community.  What began in 1975 as the “Westlake Fire and Rescue” has grown and evolved into a 279 member organization serving a population of more than 244,000.  This is an exceptional department that is proud to serve this community.

The men and women who make up this department are your neighbors, friends, and relatives, and they are actively involved in the community to make this area a better place to work and live.  We remain committed to providing the highest level of fire education, fire suppression, and rescue services to our citizens, visitors, and businesses alike, while being as efficient as possible with your tax dollars.

The men and women of Westlake Fire Department give their time for their community. They are very dedicated. Chief Palmer is an excellent leader and great example and mentor.

Sharon M Sanchez

When my wife delivered our baby in my car on Barker Cypress, we went straight to Westlake Fire and they did everything that they were trained to do, and I will always be grateful. Thank you all.

Marcos Juarez

It is a true success of an organization. As a homeowner/taxpayer, I know that everyone in this organization gives not only to its community, but to its neighbors. It continues to give not only 100%, but more by each of its members. Thank you for your service. It’s an honor for us to be blessed with this organization in Katy.

Jesus Fuentes
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2020 Response Statistics

EMS Responses
Motor Vehicle Accidents
Structure Fires
Auto Aid Given
After Hours Responses (22:00 to 06:00) With Volunteers
Back to Back Responses
Average Response Time (Minutes)
Average Daytime Personnel on Duty

Our Mission

The mission of the Westlake Volunteer Fire Department is to save lives, protect property, safeguard the environment, and meet the needs of our community within our capacity

Provide assistance to surrounding fire departments and their communities.

We serve with compassion, commitment, and courage in an atmosphere that embraces diversity, encourages professional development, and supports aggressive training programs.

We do what we say we will do to the best of our ability and certifications. We care about the people we serve, their property, the environment, and each other.


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There are a number of specialized volunteer programs within the Westlake Fire Department that you can become involved in. We invite you to learn more about some of these fun and specialized programs.

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