LAKEWOOD FIREFIGHTERS LOCAL 382
Established in 1934, The Lakewood Professional Firefighters Union: IAFF Local 382 has been representing Lakewood’s Bravest for more than 80 years. Dedicated to protecting the rights of all Local 382 members and creating safe and optimal working conditions necessary to provide the best service possible to the community.
Our service includes responses to:
• Structure Fires / Non-Structural Fires
• Motor Vehicle Accidents / Vehicle Extrication
• Medical Emergencies
• Water Rescue
• Cliff Rescue
• Hazardous Material Responses
• Miscellaneous Investigations
• Public assistance requests
AREA SERVED (SQUARE MILES)
UNIFORMED FIREFIGHTERS & FIRE OFFICERS
In 1902, the trustees of Lakewood made a contract with J.A. Mastick for a team to haul the apparatus to any fire that may occur in the village, and he would also provide two men to aid in fighting fires. Citizens, as volunteers, to furnish additional help necessary for the work at hand. This contract for services was made in 1902 and continued for about ten years.
The apparatus at this time consisted of a hose wagon, horses and harness, hose, and a few small fire extinguishers. Shortly after, however the city purchased the first motorized equipment, which became know as Engine No. 1. By the end of 1915, the last of the horses had been sold.
Almost immediately after the Fire Department was organized, City Administration saw the necessity for providing more commodious quarters and more efficient equipment for the work of fighting fires.