Westwego Volunteer Fire Company # 1

Westwego Vol. Fire Company # 1 proudly protects over 12,000 people living in an area of 1 square mile. We operate out of four stations that protect a primarily residential area. Our Department is a private Department whose members are on a combination of paid and volunteer status. Our Fire Company has provided service to the City of Westwego for 86 years. We have provided service not only in firefighting, but in all types of emergencies. Our membership takes pride in providing the best service for the lowest possible cost to our citizens. We are a Class 2 Fire Company as rated by the PIAL and ISO. Our company has the honor of having had four of its Presidents to serve as Presidents of the Louisiana State Fireman's Association, the largest fire service organization in the state. Our Fire Company is proud of it's accomplishments. We have an extensive patch collection and invite you to trade patches with us, one for one. The Department is led by Fire Chief Keith R. Bouvier. Chief Bouvier, a Life Member has 33 years of service. He has served as a Firefighter, Lieutenant, Captain, District Chief, Assistant Chief, Deputy Chief, and Assistant Fire Prevention Chief. In addition, he has served as Vice President and President. Chief Bouvier also has served on Committiees of various Parish and State Associations. President Barry Griffen was elected President on June 14, 2007. President Griffen has previously served the Department as President. He is a Life Member of the Department, The Louisiana State Firemen's Association and has served his Department for over 25 years. President Griffen looks forward to continued Departmental growth and providing all necessary services to the citizen's of our city.