Fire Chief Bob Becket is excited for the CRD fire dispatchers to work out of the new ambulance station and dispatch centre on Leigh Road for two weeks starting Oct. 8.

Ambulance and fire dispatchers will share space in October

Starting Oct. 8 the Capital Regional Dispatch centre in Langford Fire Rescue Station No. 1 will undergo renovations and technical upgrades.

Fire dispatchers will be operating out of the new ambulance dispatch centre on Leigh Road for two weeks in October.

Starting Oct. 8 the Capital Regional Dispatch centre in Langford Fire Rescue Station No. 1 will undergo renovations and technical upgrades.

Langford fire Chief Bob Beckett is excited for both fire and BC Ambulance dispatchers to work together for the two week period, noting fire dispatch services could operate there in case of an emergency as well.

“We’ve already been duplicating the technology so we can work out of the (Leigh Road) location,” Beckett said. “They are going to work upstairs with the paramedics and we’ll work on fine tuning and streamlining.”