Join Our Cause

We are always​ looking for new people to help us with our commitment to serving the community. There are many ways to help:

ACTIVE MEMBERSHIP: This applies to all individuals 18 and over and includes all aspects of emergency response and fire station activities. 

JUNIOR MEMBERSHIP: For those who are interested in helping but fall into the age range of 14-18, this is the membership for them. They can participate in all aspects of firefighting while obeying applicable restrictions and child labor laws.

INACTIVE MEMBERSHIP: Not interested in rushing into burning buildings at 3AM? Inactive membership allows you to help at fundraisers, keeping the books, and maintaining equipment...all the while enjoying the comradery.

Training is no charge to the firefighter and flexible to fit unique schedule needs. Call us, tweet us, send us a message on Facebook, send us an e mail or stop by the fire department for more information!

Westwood Volunteer Fire Department

Cambria County Station 30

Established December 3, 1951

Located in suburban Johnstown, Pennsylvania, the Westwood Fire Department is an all volunteer department that provides primary fire protection along with the Lower Yoder Volunteer Fire Company (Station 23) to all of Lower Yoder Township, Cambria County. Both stations are activated for an alarm within the township. In addition, the department responds to many surrounding jurisdictions for mutual aid. 

​Lower Yoder Township in Cambria County is 13.3 square miles in size and encompasses a variety of terrain. Even though most of Lower Yoder Township is a residential community, the Westwood Volunteer Fire Department has just over 100 commercial properties in the first due. These include restaurants offering many different cuisines, a hardware store, a large apartment complex with a total of 128 apartments, and numerous other businesses.