Langford Fire Rescue

Langford Fire Rescue members shovel pumpkin remains Saturday (Nov. 5) during the department’s annual Pumpkin Smash fundraiser in support of Muscular Dystrophy Canada and the B.C. Professional Firefighters Burn Fund. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

PHOTOS: Pumpkins fly for charity at Langford Pumpkin Smash

Muscular Dystrophy Canada, B.C. Professional Firefighters Burn Fund to receive donations

 

The Langford Fire Rescue team held Halloween drive-thru events the past two years due to COVID. (Black Press Media file photo)

West Shore fire departments hosting Halloween events

Events will feature free hot dogs and candy, but no fireworks or bonfires

 

Joshua was all kitted out on his way to Langford Fire Rescue’s open house on Sunday (Oct. 16). (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)

Langford Fire Rescue welcomes the community, celebrates 75 years

Open house goes until 2 p.m. on Sunday (Oct. 16)

 

Langford Fire Rescue is hosting its first open house in two years on Oct. 16. (Black Press Media file photo)
Langford Fire Rescue is hosting its first open house in two years on Oct. 16. (Black Press Media file photo)
A section of the West Shore firefighters participating in a 168km trek through Alberta backcountry in August in support of Wounded Warriors Canada. The team included eight firefighters from View Royal Fire Rescue, Langford Fire Rescue, and Colwood Fire Rescue. (Courtesy of Jen Dale)

West Shore firefighters push through 168 km trek for charity

The team has raised more than $12K for Wounded Warriors

A section of the West Shore firefighters participating in a 168km trek through Alberta backcountry in August in support of Wounded Warriors Canada. The team included eight firefighters from View Royal Fire Rescue, Langford Fire Rescue, and Colwood Fire Rescue. (Courtesy of Jen Dale)
Langford Fire Rescue responded alongside BCEHS paramedics after a person in a mobility scooter got stuck in a hole near a construction site Tuesday. (Black Press Media file photo)
Langford Fire Rescue responded alongside BCEHS paramedics after a person in a mobility scooter got stuck in a hole near a construction site Tuesday. (Black Press Media file photo)
The View Royal Fire Rescue station is seen March 30, 2022. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

One person in hospital after View Royal house fire

Fire broke out around 4:20 p.m. Monday afternoon

The View Royal Fire Rescue station is seen March 30, 2022. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
Langford Fire Rescue responded to a small fire outside Millstream Elementary School early Saturday. (Black Press Media file photo)

Fire crews make quick work of Langford school fire

A fire started early Saturday on outside a portable at Millstream Elementary

Langford Fire Rescue responded to a small fire outside Millstream Elementary School early Saturday. (Black Press Media file photo)
Back row from left: Colwood firefighters Gareth Lindstrom, James Tromp and Jesse Myles with Langford firefighter Reed Leclaire. Front row from left: View Royal firefighters Jen Dale and Morgan Kelly, Langford firefighter Natasha Paulinyi, and Colwood firefighter Ashley Mcphail. The team is set to tackle a 168 km trek through the Alberta backcountry in August as part of a fundraiser in support of Wounded Warriors Canada. (Courtesy of Jen Dale)

West Shore firefighters gearing up for 168 km trek for Wounded Warriors

To help reach their $10,000 goal, a fundraiser car wash is scheduled for July 17 in Colwood

Back row from left: Colwood firefighters Gareth Lindstrom, James Tromp and Jesse Myles with Langford firefighter Reed Leclaire. Front row from left: View Royal firefighters Jen Dale and Morgan Kelly, Langford firefighter Natasha Paulinyi, and Colwood firefighter Ashley Mcphail. The team is set to tackle a 168 km trek through the Alberta backcountry in August as part of a fundraiser in support of Wounded Warriors Canada. (Courtesy of Jen Dale)
Members of Langford Fire Rescue check for hot spots after a fire off of Latoria Road in 2018. Wildfires are a growing concern as more dry weather is predicted. (Black Press Media file photo)

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Members of Langford Fire Rescue check for hot spots after a fire off of Latoria Road in 2018. Wildfires are a growing concern as more dry weather is predicted. (Black Press Media file photo)
Wildfire smoke was lingering over the West Shore Monday evening. With no active fires close by in Canada, the source was likely south of the border. (Washington State Department of Natural Resources wildfire map)

Langford fire crews search for source of smoke

Smoke but no fire on the West Shore

Wildfire smoke was lingering over the West Shore Monday evening. With no active fires close by in Canada, the source was likely south of the border. (Washington State Department of Natural Resources wildfire map)
Acting Assistant Chief Simon Chadwick and the team at Langford Fire Rescue are reminding residents of the importance of working smoke detectors in their homes after the number of fire deaths in the province have doubled over the past two years. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

As fire deaths trend up, Langford Fire Rescue stressing importance of working smoke detectors

The department is offering free fire safety inspections as part of its prevention services

Acting Assistant Chief Simon Chadwick and the team at Langford Fire Rescue are reminding residents of the importance of working smoke detectors in their homes after the number of fire deaths in the province have doubled over the past two years. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
An excavator operator was hospitalized with serious injuries Wednesday morning after an excavator rolled down a 50-foot cliff at a construction site in Langford. (Courtesy of Peter Milburn)

Excavator operator hospitalized after Langford roll-over incident

The heavy equipment rolled down a 50-foot cliff Wednesday morning

An excavator operator was hospitalized with serious injuries Wednesday morning after an excavator rolled down a 50-foot cliff at a construction site in Langford. (Courtesy of Peter Milburn)
Langford firefighters stop by Happy Valley Elementary to surprise provincial contest winners Willa Roueche (left) and Tova Maguire. (Courtesy of Sooke School District)

Langford firefighters surprise Happy Valley Elementary students

Willa Roueche, Tova Maguire honoured in provincial fire prevention poster contest

Langford firefighters stop by Happy Valley Elementary to surprise provincial contest winners Willa Roueche (left) and Tova Maguire. (Courtesy of Sooke School District)
West Shore fire crews responded to a kitchen fire in a fifth-floor apartment on Hockley Avenue in Langford Thursday evening, which displaced two families from their homes but caused no injuries. (Courtesy View Royal Fire Rescue)

Langford kitchen fire displaces two families

Fire crews called to Hockley Avenue apartment building Thursday evening

West Shore fire crews responded to a kitchen fire in a fifth-floor apartment on Hockley Avenue in Langford Thursday evening, which displaced two families from their homes but caused no injuries. (Courtesy View Royal Fire Rescue)
West Shore fire crews responded to a townhome fire in Langford Saturday evening, which left a family pet dead. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

UPDATE: Cat killed in Langford townhome fire Saturday evening

West Shore fire crews responded to the fire around 5:30 p.m.

West Shore fire crews responded to a townhome fire in Langford Saturday evening, which left a family pet dead. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
Al LeQuesne is being remembered as a loving father, husband and grandfather who was dedicated to serving and protecting the City of Langford as fire chief. He died recently at 86. (Photo courtesy of Dave LeQuesne)

Local Hero Awards 2022: Al LeQuesne remembered as loving father, husband

The former Langford fire chief is this year’s Courage and Bravery recipient

Al LeQuesne is being remembered as a loving father, husband and grandfather who was dedicated to serving and protecting the City of Langford as fire chief. He died recently at 86. (Photo courtesy of Dave LeQuesne)
West Shore RCMP asked the public to avoid the 600-block of Goldstream Avenue while crews responded to a call for a structure fire. (Black Press Media file photo)

UPDATE: Sprinkler tampering triggers false fire call at Langford apartment building

West Shore RCMP originally reported a structure fire in the 600-block of Goldstream Avenue

West Shore RCMP asked the public to avoid the 600-block of Goldstream Avenue while crews responded to a call for a structure fire. (Black Press Media file photo)
Langford Emergency Social Services co-founder Beverly Wilson, left, receives recognition from Langford Fire Rescue Chief Chris Aubrey during a celebration of the volunteer organzation’s 25th anniversary. (Photo Courtesy of Langford ESS)

25-year emergency social services volunteer, co-founder celebrated by Langford

ESS group sprang from Beverley Wilson’s questions about emergency preparedness

Langford Emergency Social Services co-founder Beverly Wilson, left, receives recognition from Langford Fire Rescue Chief Chris Aubrey during a celebration of the volunteer organzation’s 25th anniversary. (Photo Courtesy of Langford ESS)
Santa Claus makes his way through Langford along side his friends at Langford Fire Rescue Christmas Eve. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

Thousands raised for Goldstream Food Bank thanks to Santa and West Shore fire departments

The annual Santa runs were a success once again this year despite the pandemic and some poor weather

Santa Claus makes his way through Langford along side his friends at Langford Fire Rescue Christmas Eve. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
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