City of Langford

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Fire Suppression

Langford Fire Rescue provides the primary fire suppression for the City of Langford. Our members are thoroughly trained in a wide variety of fire suppression, from structural firefighting to wild land interface fires.

Due to Langford's varied landscape and development, fires in Langford can range from small garbage bin fires to large warehouse blazes. As such Langford Fire Rescue is prepared to deal with fires in a host of structures from residential dwellings to industrial complexes, and each has their own set of hazards.

Training

Members train constantly in different life-saving and fire suppression techniques to keep their skills sharp in this highly dangerous and demanding role. We train to Justice Institute of British Columbia standards with each firefighter completing a minimum of Firefighter Level II.

We also work with support agencies such as the Wildfire Management Branch and CRD Parks.

Stations and Equipment

Each Station has a Primary Fire Engine (Engines 1, 2 and 3) outfitted for structural firefighting as well as many support vehicles (Ladder 1, Rescue 1, 2, 3, Tender 1, Brush 1, and Utility 1).

Each of our primary Fire Engines has Thermal Imaging Cameras which allow the firefighters to see through smoke in structures to locate people and a fire's source more quickly.

Wildfires and Interface Fires

Interface fire zones are areas where commercial and residential buildings could be threatened in the event of a wildfire.

Langford Fire Rescue and the City of Langford have completed a comprehensive Interface Fire Hazard Plan [PDF - 1.7 MB] for community development planning and firefighting procedures in areas of our district that have the potential for wildfires (grass and bush) to progress towards homes.

With the potential for bush fires to progress rapidly we have designed a vehicle for rapid response in the bush (Brush 1) and a tanker (Tender 1) to support it.

Information on protecting your home in the event of an interface fire is available from Office of the Fire Commissioner and the Wildfire Management Branch.

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