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City of Langford

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Rope & Water Rescue

The City of Langford is a developing community nestled amidst wilderness: a landscape that challenges Langford Fire Rescue to train for extreme rescue situations.

High Angle Rope Rescue

Our rescue crews train hard to overcome the challenge of Langford's mountainous terrain and high angle sites in many of the parks and hills that offer gorgeous views from the well-maintained trails.

We strongly recommend people stay on the trails and not wander too far off the beaten path. Staying on trails will prevent you from encountering unseen dangers and help maintain the beauty of our natural scenery.

Langford Fire Rescue has specially trained members who train in technical rope rescue through the Justice Institute of British Columbia's Technical High Angle Rope Rescue Program, specializing in Tower Crane Rescue Operations. All members of the department have fundamental knowledge of our rescue services coupled with their own extensive fire service rope training.

We offer two higher level courses in technical rope rescue that are based on rescue courses offered by Roco Rescue, a North American leader in technical rope rescue training. Our team leaders are all trained in advanced raising and lowering systems and individual rescuing. Our fire hall on Peatt Road, Station No. 1, was designed with a three-storey training tower from which we can practice many of our rescue scenarios.

We aim to be quick, highly proficient, adaptable, and caring.

Water Rescue

Within Langford city limits there are three major lakes, numerous open water features, as well as ocean front property. As such, Langford Fire Rescue has a highly trained and skilled Water Rescue Unit.

Our 18-foot rescue Zodiac watercraft is centrally located at Langford Fire Station No. 3 on Sooke Lake Road. The Zodiac is equipped with a through-the-hull pump that produces 100 gallons a minute at 100 psi. The watercraft also has a front mounted monitor for extinguishing small fires on the sea or lakeshore that are not easily accessible by land.

Firefighters are trained in the operation of the Zodiac and in water rescue techniques. In addition to the Zodiac, we have other essential water rescue equipment: cold water wet suits, masks, fins, and rope bags.

Our Water Rescue Unit also aids neighboring municipalities, West Shore RCMP and BC Ambulance Service in water rescue emergencies.

For more information about Langford Fire Rescue's advanced rescue abilities, please contact:

  • AC Davidson (Training Officer)
  • Email
  • Phone: (250) 478-9555

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