Westfield Fire Dept., 3 others recognized for animal rescue

Representatives of the Westfield FD

NORTH HOUSTON – Members of the Westfield Fire Department and three other departments were honored last week, in a ceremony recognizing their efforts in a recent fire which resulted in the saving of 15 animals.

As reported by Westfield FD fire chief Chris Turrentine:

On April 19th, 2014 the Westfield Fire Department, Eastex Fire Department, Aldine Fire & Rescue, and Harris County Emergency Corps. were dispatched to a residential fire on Vickery Street at Sandydale.

Units arrived on scene and found heavy fire from the front of the home. The homeowner sustained burns and was transported to the hospital for treatment.

15 dogs were recovered from the home and treated on scene with oxygen. Approximately 15 dogs perished in the fire.

Natural Pawz pet store contacted us in order to recognize us with their Pawz Hero award for saving the dogs. We thank the owner, Biff Picone, for this recognition to all the fire and emergency departments.