Support the West Ridge Fire Department

Serving southwest Millcreek in Erie Pa.

We respond to your need for fire, rescue and emergency services.


Our department strives to provide you and your family with the most efficient and professional services possible. This is accomplished by using the most modern equipment and technology. Protecting lives and property is what we do.  Your financial help is what we need.

The volunteer members are on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The part time members are on duty Mon. through Fri., 8 am to 6 pm (excluding holidays).  Whether the alarm sounds at 3am or 3pm, the members leave their families, homes and job to answer what ever the emergency call is.

We are primarily funded by community contributions. Property tax dollars are not used to support our operation.

The West Ridge Fire Department is a combination Part Time Paid / Volunteer Fire Department that is located in the southwestern Millcreek Township, a western suburb of Erie, Pennsylvania. Currently, Millcreek Township is the 2nd biggest municipality in Erie County with a population of around 53,000. The West Ridge Fire Department is officially designated as Erie County Fire Department #46.

How much should you contribute?

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1/10 of 1% of your home’s value

(Example: $100 annual contribution for every $100,000 in home value)

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5% of your monthly rent

(Example: $50 annual contribution for a monthly rent of $1,000)

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5 cents per square foot of building space

(Example: $500 annual contribution for a 10,000-square-foot building)

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Yard Signs are Available

Don’t forget to mark the checkbox when making your donation, and we’ll post a 24”x16” color sign in your yard — showing your proud support of our local firefighters!

We will post your sign after receiving your donation. It is up to you how long you display your sign. Please consider waiting until after Fire Prevention Week in October to discard your sign.