Western Shore

Western Shore
Fire Department

Our department volunteers are our first line of emergency response and have a broad responsibility for the overall safety of the community. Our members, who respond to emergencies 24 hours a day, seven days a week all year long are always on call for you and the community.

We proudly recognize the members of the Western Shore Fire Department, truly extraordinary people serving the needs of our community and its neighbors.

The following are the dedicated volunteers of the Western Shore and District Fire Department:

NameRankPhoneCell

Jamie Hatt

Chief, MFR 902-531-2702 902-279-0271

Jared Swinemar

Deputy Chief, MFR, President

Upon Request 902-277-1114
Jeff Young

Captain of H&L, MFR, Supervisor Junior FD  

Upon Request Upon Request
Ben Foote

Captain of Rescue, MFR

Upon Request Upon Request

Richard Rafuse

Captain of Engine, MFR

Upon Request

Upon Request

Aaron Johnson

Lieutenant of Engine, Assist. Treasurer, MFR

Upon Request

 Upon Request

Trevor Pye

Lieutenant of H&L, MFR, Vice President 

Upon Request

Upon Request

Brendan Mosher 

Safety Officer, MFR, Hazmat OPS, Level 2, Secretary, ARFF, Supervisor of Junior FD 

Upon Request

Upon Request

Graeme Boyd

Lieutenant of Rescue, MFR

Upon Request

Upon Request

Greg Savory

Firefighter, MFR

Upon Request

Upon Request

Ivan Albert

Firefighter, MFR, Medical Advisor

Upon request

Upon Request

Terry Zwicker Firefighter (Honorary Chief) Upon Request Upon Request
Lawrence Sawler Firefighter (Honorary Chief) Upon Request Upon Request
Susan Sawler

Firefighter, MFR 

Upon Request

Upon Request

Junior Green

Firefighter

Upon Request

Upon Request

Joey Savary

Firefighter, MFR

Upon Request

Upon Request

Georgina Sawler

Firefighter, MFR

Upon Request

 Upon Request

Dwight Mosher

Firefighter (Prob)

Upon Request

 Upon Request

Wayne Rafuse

Firefighter

Upon Request

Upon Request

Micalya Dorey

Firefighter, MFR

Upon Request

Upon Request

Frank Richardson

Firefighter, FD Treasurer

Upon Request

Upon Request

Ira Sawler  Firefighter (Honorary Chief) Upon Request Upon Request
Lianna Hasler Firefighter, Assistant Secretary, MFR Upon Request Upon Request
Roger Hiltz Firefighter Upon Request Upon Request
Donna Selig Firefighter, MFR Upon Request Upon Request
Denise Mackenzie Firefighter, MFR Upon Request Upon Request
Monty Dorey Firefighter  Upon Request Upon Request
Brittany Thompson Firefighter Upon Request Upon Request
Juliette Ernst Firefighter, (Prob) Upon Request Upon Request
Miquel Teixeira Firefighter, (Prob) Upon Request Upon Request
Kayla Mosher Firefighter (Prob) Upon Request Upon Request
Shaun Boehner Firefighter (Prob) Upon Request Upon Request
Brian Baker Junior Firefighter Upon Request  Upon Request
Nolan Grist Junior Firefighter Upon Request Upon Requesr

 

The following are our past Fire Chiefs of the Western Shore Fire Department:

NameServing the Department
Jackjack_hooper Hooper 1958 - 1960

  Llyod Gibson

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1960 - 1963

George Keddy

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1963 - 1966

Ernest Rafuse

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1966 - 1979

Lawrence Sawler

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1979 - 1980

Ernest Rafuse

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1980-1981

Kelvin Swinimar

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1981 - 1982

Laurie Myra

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1982 - 1989

Lawrence Sawler lawrence_sawler

1989 - 2006

Derwin Swinemar

2006 - 2007

Lawrence Sawler

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2007- 2008

Scott Rafuse

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2008 - 2009

Terry Zwicker

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2010 - 2012 (Honorary Chief)

 Scott Rafuse

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2012-2015

Ira Sawler

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2015- 2016

 

The following are the Honorary Members of the Western Shore Fire Department:

Name
Terry Zwicker
Lawrence Sawler
Ira Sawler
Roger Hiltz
Roy Lohnes
Joseph Savary
Chris Sawler
Michael Slauenwhite
Scott Rafuse
Ben Foote
Terry Pierce
Chris Sawler

 

The following are the Life Members of the Western Shore Fire Department:

Name
Charlie Rafuse
Richard Swinemar
Garnet DeMille
Terry Rafuse
Laurie Myra
Arlee Corkum

 

The following are Special Dedications from the members of the Western Shore Fire Department:

NameYears
Pearl Marie Sawler 1931-1994
Ernest Rafuse 1945-1981
Iris Sawler 1958-1976
Richard Swinemar 1959-2001
Lorraine Curall 1994-1998