Lt. Ron West

Phone: 251-968-4747


Degrees and Certifications:

Firefighter I/II, Fire Instructor I/II, Fire Officer I, Hazardous Material Technician, Hazardous Material Incident Commander, Airport Firefighter, Rescue Technician (Rope, Confined Space), Live Fire Instructor, Apparatus Operator (Aerial, Pumper), Blue Card Command & Control Instructor. Incident Safety Officer

Lt. Ron West

Ronald West, Public Safety Academy

I teach the following courses: Career Prep, Emergency Medical Responder, Fire Science, Fire Fighting, and Intership at Gulf Shores Fire Rescue

Personal Bio:

Born in Harrison, Ohio and married for 33 years to Ellen West. I have three children who all graduated from Gulf Shores High School. On May 9, 2015 I was involved in an acident that sent me to the hospital for 3 months and left me Paralized from the waist down. 


Certified Fire Fighter and Instructor, Alabama Fire College

Certified Career Tech educator, State of Alabama

Certified Instructor American Heart Association 1st Aid, Heartsaver, & Basic Life Support 

Certified Instructor Blue Card Command & Control

ASE Master Automotive Repair Technician


I became a firefighter with the City of Gulf Shores in 1995, in 2010 I was promoted to the position of Training Officer where it was my responsibilty to ensure all personel recieve the training needed to do their job. In 2014 I started the Public Safety Academy at Gulf Shores High School and I currenty corrdinate and teach classes each year. In 2000 I became the Fire Chief of Huggers Landing/Oyster Bay Volunteer Fire Department where we excelled and went from an ISO grade 9 to our current grade of 4. My passion is to teach others about Fire & Emergency services, I teach several classes each year through out Baldwin County and I have seen the different we make to the students at Gulf Shores High School in helping them decised their career path.