The West Hills Regional Fire Department, Inc. was established in January 2006 through the consolidation of the Westmont Volunteer Fire Company and the Brownstown Volunteer Fire Company. In 2012, the Department expanded to include the Ferndale Volunteer Fire Company. Under the direction of Fire Chief Donald Blasko, Sr. and Director of Emergency Services, Brian Havas, the department has 40 active members.
The main station is located in the Westmont Borough Municipal Building at 1000 Luzerne Street. Station 2 is located in Brownstown Borough at 332 Habicht Street, and station 3 is located in Ferndale Borough at 109 Station Street. The fire department provides fire and rescue services to Westmont, Brownstown and Ferndale Boroughs, and serves a population of 7,561 residents.
The West Hills Regional Fire Department has earned special recognition and a silver rating certificate from the Office of the State Fire Commissioner for certifying at least 75% of the active firefighters to the national fire fighter one standards. Out of 2,448 fire departments in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, there are only 352 certified and 73 are certified at the silver rating, thus making the West Hills Regional Fire Department one of the best trained fire departments in the Commonwealth. Members continue to upgrade their skills by participating in local, county, state, and nationally certified training programs.