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Township of Langley firefighters were called to a crash Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020 where the lone driver of a pickup truck damaged a water main leaving Trinity Western University without water. (Curtis Kreklau/Special to Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Pickup severs pipe in Langley, leaves TWU without water

Incident involved a single vehicle, driver treated for minor injuries

 

Township of Langley firefighters wore protective masks at a Nov. 17, 2020 call to a burning van incident (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

Langley Township tightens COVID safety rules following fire department outbreak

Among other measures, firefighters are keeping physically separate during shift changes

 

Township firefighters were called to the 25200-block of 16 Ave. in Aldergrove on Monday, Nov. 30, 2020 around 11:30 p.m. after receiving reports of a mobile home fire. (Curtis Kreklau/Special to Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: 40 firefighters battle blaze in Aldergrove, one person treated for minor burns

Firefighters reported to mobile home fire Monday night

 

Assistant fire chief Dale Steeple, deputy fire chief Darren Lee, and assistant fire chief Andy Hewitson are the Township’s latest hires in leadership roles. (Bruce Ferguson/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Township fire welcomes new members to leadership roles

Department hired two assistant fire chiefs and deputy fire chief

Assistant fire chief Dale Steeple, deputy fire chief Darren Lee, and assistant fire chief Andy Hewitson are the Township’s latest hires in leadership roles. (Bruce Ferguson/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Around 50 Township firefighters responded to a barn fire in Aldergrove Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020. (Joti Grewal/Langley Advance Times)

50 Langley firefighters battle ‘challenging’ weekend blaze

Cause of the fire is under investigation

Around 50 Township firefighters responded to a barn fire in Aldergrove Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020. (Joti Grewal/Langley Advance Times)
Township firefighters battled a residential structure fire on 32nd Avenue near 204th Street on Sunday afternoon, May 10, 2020, around 5:30 p.m. (Langley Advance Times file)

WorkSafe BC investigating COVID outbreak at Langley Township fire department

Numbers continue to rise; union says 11 confirmed and 25 possible cases as of Wednesday

Township firefighters battled a residential structure fire on 32nd Avenue near 204th Street on Sunday afternoon, May 10, 2020, around 5:30 p.m. (Langley Advance Times file)
Public education officer Gary Proznick, and his wife, Jay, in his walk-out ceremony on Oct. 30. (Jhim Burwell/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Fire education officer hangs up his helmet

Cptn. Gary Proznick retired after a dozen years of teaching safety to kids in Langley

  • Nov 16, 2020
Public education officer Gary Proznick, and his wife, Jay, in his walk-out ceremony on Oct. 30. (Jhim Burwell/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Capt. Morley Sagert, accompanied by his family, was honoured with a ‘walk out’ ceremony following his retirement shift at firehall #8 - Walnut Grove. (Jhim Burwell/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Captain retires after 29 years of service in Langley

A 60-year-old Township firefighter retires, trading the job for travel and family time

  • Oct 8, 2020
Capt. Morley Sagert, accompanied by his family, was honoured with a ‘walk out’ ceremony following his retirement shift at firehall #8 - Walnut Grove. (Jhim Burwell/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Neighbour’s quick actions save dogs and home in Chilliwack townhouse fire

Neighbour’s quick actions save dogs and home in Chilliwack townhouse fire

Neighbour heard fire alarm and called 911 and rescued dogs from unit on fire

Neighbour’s quick actions save dogs and home in Chilliwack townhouse fire
This photo provided by the Unified Fire Authority shows a Utah fire crew member on the scene working to protect the town of Butte Falls in southern Oregon on Sunday, Sept. 13. 2020. This year’s fires have taxed the human, mechanical and financial resources of the nation’s wildfire fighting forces to a degree that few past blazes did. And half of the fire season is yet to come. Heat, drought, and a strategic decision to attack the flames early combined with other factors to put a historically heavy burden on fire teams. (Matthew McFarland/Unified Fire Authority via AP)

B.C., Alberta sending nearly 300 fire personnel by Friday to help battle wildfires in Oregon

Some 230 firefighters, most from British Columbia but including a number from Alberta, will be deployed Friday

This photo provided by the Unified Fire Authority shows a Utah fire crew member on the scene working to protect the town of Butte Falls in southern Oregon on Sunday, Sept. 13. 2020. This year’s fires have taxed the human, mechanical and financial resources of the nation’s wildfire fighting forces to a degree that few past blazes did. And half of the fire season is yet to come. Heat, drought, and a strategic decision to attack the flames early combined with other factors to put a historically heavy burden on fire teams. (Matthew McFarland/Unified Fire Authority via AP)
The Township of Langley Fire Department Honour Guard escorts Firefighters Jon Dvorak and Matt Szydlowski out of the ceremony where they were presented their IAFF4550 Township of Langley fire badges at the Aldergrove Legion. (Jhim Burwell/Special to The Star)

Langley department celebrates 100 full time firefighters working in the Township with new recruits

Matt Szydlowski and Jon Dvorak were honoured with badge ceremony at Aldergrove legion

The Township of Langley Fire Department Honour Guard escorts Firefighters Jon Dvorak and Matt Szydlowski out of the ceremony where they were presented their IAFF4550 Township of Langley fire badges at the Aldergrove Legion. (Jhim Burwell/Special to The Star)
Township of Langley Firefighters’ Charitable Society is hosting its first fundraising golf tournament later this month, and they’re still looking for players to sign up. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Golfers and firefighters repair Langley Hospice roof after raccoon visit

Township fire crew’s charitable arm is hosting an inaugural golf tournament on Aug. 24

Township of Langley Firefighters’ Charitable Society is hosting its first fundraising golf tournament later this month, and they’re still looking for players to sign up. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Camp Ignite director and Maple Ridge firefighter Mary Foster wants to see more female career firefighters. (Colleen Flanagan/THE NEWS)

Maple Ridge firefighting camp empowers young women

Camp Ignite to take place at Justice Institute on Sunday, Aug. 9

Camp Ignite director and Maple Ridge firefighter Mary Foster wants to see more female career firefighters. (Colleen Flanagan/THE NEWS)
Firefighters used a ladder truck to rescue a three-year-old boy from a large tree in the Murrayville neighbourhood of Langley Thursday evening. (Dwayne Weidendorf/Black Press Media)

UPDATED: 3-year-old boy rescued from top of Langley tree

Firefighters use ladder truck to pull a toddler out of a Murrayville tree Thursday evening

  • Jul 30, 2020
Firefighters used a ladder truck to rescue a three-year-old boy from a large tree in the Murrayville neighbourhood of Langley Thursday evening. (Dwayne Weidendorf/Black Press Media)
Township firefighters received multiple reports of a fire around 12:08 a.m. Monday, July 27, 2020 in the Yorkson neighbourhood. Crews arrived to a home at 20559 86 Ave. to find the blaze spread through multiple place in the home on the property. (Curtis Kreklau/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Township firefighters received multiple reports of a fire around 12:08 a.m. Monday, July 27, 2020 in the Yorkson neighbourhood. Crews arrived to a home at 20559 86 Ave. to find the blaze spread through multiple place in the home on the property. (Curtis Kreklau/Special to Langley Advance Times)
For the first time in its 27-year-long history Burn Camp did not happen in person. Instead, about 100 young burn survivors and firefighters gathered virtually on July 17, 2020 where it was announced more than $200,000 was raised in support of the annual kids camp. Township firefighters contributed nearly $4,000 to the total donated. (Nicole Clark/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Township firefighters raise nearly $4,000 for kids Burn Camp

In total more than $200,000 was raised

For the first time in its 27-year-long history Burn Camp did not happen in person. Instead, about 100 young burn survivors and firefighters gathered virtually on July 17, 2020 where it was announced more than $200,000 was raised in support of the annual kids camp. Township firefighters contributed nearly $4,000 to the total donated. (Nicole Clark/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Probationary firefighter Nick Stobbe, firefighter Tim Payne, and lieutenant Andrew Penny all participated in the 2018 firefighter boot drive for Muscular Dystrophy Canada at the Save-On-Foods on 64th Avenue. COVID-19 has forced the firefighters charity to cancel a number of fundraisers, but the boot drive could still happen. (Langley Advance Times file)

Langley firefighters charity takes a new direction during COVID-19 pandemic

Organizes golf tournament in place of mayor’s gala; boot drive may still happen

Probationary firefighter Nick Stobbe, firefighter Tim Payne, and lieutenant Andrew Penny all participated in the 2018 firefighter boot drive for Muscular Dystrophy Canada at the Save-On-Foods on 64th Avenue. COVID-19 has forced the firefighters charity to cancel a number of fundraisers, but the boot drive could still happen. (Langley Advance Times file)
A lawnmower caught fire while the driver was mowing the field at Topham Elementary on Tuesday, July 14, 2020. Dan Allen, acting supervisor of parks and recreation for Township of Langley, was on scene to investigate the cause. No injuries were reported. (Joti Grewal/Langley Advance Times)

Lawnmower catches fire at Langley elementary school

Township firefighters responded, no injuries were reported

A lawnmower caught fire while the driver was mowing the field at Topham Elementary on Tuesday, July 14, 2020. Dan Allen, acting supervisor of parks and recreation for Township of Langley, was on scene to investigate the cause. No injuries were reported. (Joti Grewal/Langley Advance Times)
Township firefighters responded to Chuckling Duckling Farm in the 9100 block of Glover Road later Tuesday, June 16, 2020 after a fire broke out inside the local Fort Langley business. (Curtis Kreklau/Special to Langley Advance Times)

PHOTOS: Fire breaks out at Fort Langley business Tuesday night

Township firefighters responded to Chuckling Duckling Farm

Township firefighters responded to Chuckling Duckling Farm in the 9100 block of Glover Road later Tuesday, June 16, 2020 after a fire broke out inside the local Fort Langley business. (Curtis Kreklau/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Township firefighters estimate they celebrated 300 birthday with local families during their month-long birthday party rescue program which ended May 31, 2020. (Township of Langley Firefighters’ Charities/Facebook)

Langley firefighters celebrate 300 birthdays during month-long program

Birthday party rescue program ended May 31

Township firefighters estimate they celebrated 300 birthday with local families during their month-long birthday party rescue program which ended May 31, 2020. (Township of Langley Firefighters’ Charities/Facebook)