Victoria Fire Department

Former Victoria Fire Department fire chief Richard Couch, who served for 30 years, including three years in the top job before retiring in 2006, passed away last week after a relatively brief battle with cancer. Photos courtesy City of Victoria

Late Victoria fire chief remembered for his quiet dedication, leadership

Richard “Rick” Couch the second former chief to pass from cancer in just over a year

Former Victoria Fire Department fire chief Richard Couch, who served for 30 years, including three years in the top job before retiring in 2006, passed away last week after a relatively brief battle with cancer. Photos courtesy City of Victoria
Sam and Finn Parker each received a Citizen’s Meritorious Award from the Victoria Fire Department for making sure everyone got out safely when their house caught fire in March. From left to right: Acting Mayor Marianne Alto, Finn Parker, Jess Edison, Sam Parker, Jasper Parker, Victoria Fire Chief Paul Bruce, and Jacquie Edison. Nicole Crescenzi/VICTORIA NEWS

Teen Victoria brothers receive award for saving family from house fire

Sam and Finn Parker kept cool when their home started to burn and got three people out

Sam and Finn Parker each received a Citizen’s Meritorious Award from the Victoria Fire Department for making sure everyone got out safely when their house caught fire in March. From left to right: Acting Mayor Marianne Alto, Finn Parker, Jess Edison, Sam Parker, Jasper Parker, Victoria Fire Chief Paul Bruce, and Jacquie Edison. Nicole Crescenzi/VICTORIA NEWS
The Victoria Fire Department was called to the scene at Gorge Road E. and Government St. for a reported person on fire. (FILE PHOTO)

UPDATE: Man on fire succumbs to injuries

Restaurant owner extinguished flames in afternoon incident

The Victoria Fire Department was called to the scene at Gorge Road E. and Government St. for a reported person on fire. (FILE PHOTO)
Victoria fire crews mop up the scene after attacking a fire in the fourth-floor corner suite seen in this photo. The fire was contained to the one suite, leaving the tenant needing to find someplace to stay for a while. Don Descoteau/Victoria News

One tenant displaced by fire in Cedar Hill Road apartment

Crews contain fire to fourth-floor suite, appears to have started in living room

Victoria fire crews mop up the scene after attacking a fire in the fourth-floor corner suite seen in this photo. The fire was contained to the one suite, leaving the tenant needing to find someplace to stay for a while. Don Descoteau/Victoria News
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McClure house fire saw Victoria firefighters use drone for first time in live situation

Aerial device feeds intel to crews to help formulate firefighting action plans

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EDITORIAL: New public safety building combo makes sense for Victoria

EDITORIAL: New public safety building combo makes sense for Victoria

Victoria Fire Department deserves a new No. 1 hall after 50-plus years

  • Mar 20, 2018
EDITORIAL: New public safety building combo makes sense for Victoria
Victoria to get new downtown fire hall and emergency centre

Victoria to get new downtown fire hall and emergency centre

Johnson Street public safety building would include emergency operations centre, ambulance station

Victoria to get new downtown fire hall and emergency centre
Event goers burned in James Bay church fire

Event goers burned in James Bay church fire

Victoria Fire Department was on scene, fire extinguished by the time they arrived

  • Dec 23, 2017
Event goers burned in James Bay church fire
The remains of what looks to be a couch set on fire in a yard on Delta Street near Burnside Rd. (Lauren Boothby/VICTORIA NEWS)

Furniture burned in yard brings firefighters, police to Victoria home

Fire not deemed criminally suspicious by Victoria police

The remains of what looks to be a couch set on fire in a yard on Delta Street near Burnside Rd. (Lauren Boothby/VICTORIA NEWS)
Cleanup continues after fire at Mustard Seed Food Bank

Cleanup continues after fire at Mustard Seed Food Bank

Arson suspected, Victoria police investigating Queens Avenue blaze among string of fires

Cleanup continues after fire at Mustard Seed Food Bank
Victoria police news In Brief for Nov. 8

Victoria police news In Brief for Nov. 8

Bear spray assault downtown, garbage fires investigated

Victoria police news In Brief for Nov. 8
Victoria firefighters are in discussion before heading into an apartment building at 443 Superior St. Fire in a back area third-floor suite forced evacuation of the building early Tuesday evening. Six suites in all were affected, but all residents were were still outside hours after the blaze was called in, as fire crews mopped up and cleared the hallways of acrid smoke residue. Don Descoteau/Victoria News

Victoria apartment fire forces evacuation of multi-suite building

No one home in suite where fire started, everyone got out ok: VFD

Victoria firefighters are in discussion before heading into an apartment building at 443 Superior St. Fire in a back area third-floor suite forced evacuation of the building early Tuesday evening. Six suites in all were affected, but all residents were were still outside hours after the blaze was called in, as fire crews mopped up and cleared the hallways of acrid smoke residue. Don Descoteau/Victoria News
A vintage fire truck bearing the flag draped casket of former Victoria Fire Department chief Doug Angrove makes its way along Lyall Street in Esquimalt on Saturday en route to a memorial service for the late chief at the Esquimalt curling rink. Don Descoteau/Victoria News

Firefighters, family, friends and dignitaries honour former Victoria fire chief Doug Angrove

Ceremonial funeral procession moves along Lyall Street to Esquimalt curling rink

A vintage fire truck bearing the flag draped casket of former Victoria Fire Department chief Doug Angrove makes its way along Lyall Street in Esquimalt on Saturday en route to a memorial service for the late chief at the Esquimalt curling rink. Don Descoteau/Victoria News