Partnering for preparedness: Phillips 66 donates life-saving equipment to Westlake Fire Department

Published 12:51 pm Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Special to the American Press

Phillips 66 Lake Charles Manufacturing Complex recently provided a $176,000 grant to Westlake Fire Department to purchase a new set of portable radios and a Lifepak defibrillator. The donation will enhance community safety efforts and emergency response capabilities in Westlake.

“As fire professionals, one of the most important elements of life safety equipment is reliable, effective radio communication. The donation of new radios by Phillips 66 has insured that the Westlake Fire Department will have cutting edge technology moving into the future as we strive to give citizens our best effort to save lives and property,” said Westlake Fire Chief Jonathan Duff.

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“The equipment will significantly bolster the fire department’s ability to respond swiftly and effectively to emergencies in our community. These tools are vital in critical situations, potentially saving lives and ensuring a more coordinated response. This donation underscores Phillips 66’s commitment to ensuring the safety and well-being of our community members and supporting the efforts of local emergency responders,” said Megan Hartman, Phillips 66 Gulf Coast field communications director.

“The additional grant for the Lifepak 15 gives our advanced life support response the ability to provide upgraded cardiac and respiratory monitoring before being transported to a hospital. The partnership we have with Phillips 66 and their commitment to the community will be felt for years to come,” Duff said.