Langford Fire Rescue is holding its open house on Sunday (October 16), which also marks the department’s 75th anniversary.
The fire department has opened its fire station on Peatt Road.
“Obviously the last few years have been tough. We are a community organization, but we haven’t been in the community, or we haven’t been able to get the community to come and visit us. So now, after two long years we’re here, we’re able to open our doors,” said Langford Fire Chief Chris Aubrey.
There was a wide variety of activities, including fire truck rides, crushing a pop can with the jaws of life, and pulverizing the fire hose. Members of the West Shore RCMP and British Columbia Ambulance Service also showed people their vehicles.
The event also included installations on the history of the department, including plays on significant incidents in which the department was involved and stories from volunteer organizations such as Emergency Support Services, Amateur Radio, the Women’s Auxiliary and many others who regularly work alongside the department.
“There have been a lot of changes, change of equipment, change of devices, change of fire station with patients and things like that. But the very heart has always been our people and most of our members all started as volunteers. It’s great that we’re able to have a community that’s so supportive of us, that they come and give their most valuable asset of their time, to come and volunteer to help their neighborhoods.
Activities will be open and available until 2 p.m. at the Langford Fire Hall on Peatt Rd.
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