Metchosin Fire Rescue

The West Shore Firefighters Association dropped off a cheque on Nov. 28 for the Goldstream Food Bank. (Photo contributed by View Royal Firefighters Association)

West Shore firefighters give food bank a big boost

Four departments collaborate on initiative for Goldstream Food Bank

 

Junior firefighters Declan Wells, Wyatt Powells, Isaiah van Wiltenburg, Dakota Stevens, Simon Byatt and Aydon Grant completed their four-day crash course program at Metchosin Fire Department on Sunday. (Facebook/Barb Sawatsky)

Six young men get crash course in how to be a firefighter, Metchosin-style

Junior firefighters can become full-time members when they turn 19

 

Colwood, Metchosin and Sooke Fire Rescue are all searching for the next round of volunteer firefighters. (Black Press Media file photo)

Three West Shore fire rescue teams looking for new recruits

Metchosin, Colwood and Sooke open doors for volunteer firefighters

Colwood, Metchosin and Sooke Fire Rescue are all searching for the next round of volunteer firefighters. (Black Press Media file photo)
Visitors at Metchosin parks and beaches will notice increased parking restrictions as more people flock to the District. (Facebook/Metchosin Fire Department)
Visitors at Metchosin parks and beaches will notice increased parking restrictions as more people flock to the District. (Facebook/Metchosin Fire Department)
Due to regulations in light of COVID-19, controlled burns will not take place at Rocky Point in Metchosin this year. (Chief Stephanie Dunlop/Metchosin Fire Department)
Due to regulations in light of COVID-19, controlled burns will not take place at Rocky Point in Metchosin this year. (Chief Stephanie Dunlop/Metchosin Fire Department)
The District of Metchosin City Hall (Black Press Media file photo)

Metchosin ‘ahead of the game’ going into COVID-19 pandemic

Fire chief asks residents age 50 and older to stay home, use community resources

The District of Metchosin City Hall (Black Press Media file photo)
Students from Lakewood Elementary tried their hand at extinguishing a live fire during the Fire Safety Expo at the Metchosin Fire Hall April 9. The event is put on to help kids learn skills to keep them safe on the street, on their bikes and in their homes. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)

West Shore students learn life-saving skills at yearly Fire Safety Expo

Firefighters from Metchosin, Langford, Colwood, Sooke teach SD62 students

Students from Lakewood Elementary tried their hand at extinguishing a live fire during the Fire Safety Expo at the Metchosin Fire Hall April 9. The event is put on to help kids learn skills to keep them safe on the street, on their bikes and in their homes. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)
A fire in a Metchosin workshop late Friday night kept firefighters busy for more than five hours. (Photo submitted by Scott Henning)

Cause of late night Metchosin workshop fire still under investigation

Potentially hazardous fire kept crews busy

  • Nov 26, 2018
A fire in a Metchosin workshop late Friday night kept firefighters busy for more than five hours. (Photo submitted by Scott Henning)
(Metchosin Fire Department Facebook)

Wildfire deployment an eye-opening experience for Metchosin Fire Chief

Camaraderie, collaboration leave a lasting impression

  • Sep 9, 2018
(Metchosin Fire Department Facebook)
Metchosin junior firefighter program an important first step

Metchosin junior firefighter program an important first step

Roughly 80 per cent become volunteer firefighters

Metchosin junior firefighter program an important first step
A portion of Sooke Road is closed due to an MVI in the 4000-block Sunday afternoon. (Google Images photo)

UPDATED: MVI shuts down portion of Sooke Road Sunday afternoon

Sooke Road re-opened late Sunday night. ___________________ A portion of Sooke Road…

  • Aug 12, 2018
A portion of Sooke Road is closed due to an MVI in the 4000-block Sunday afternoon. (Google Images photo)
Members of Langford Fire Rescue’s technical team conduct training exercises on a tower crane on Claude Road. (Gazette file photo)

Technical rescues on the rise for local fire departments

Rescues allow firefighters to use different skill set

Members of Langford Fire Rescue’s technical team conduct training exercises on a tower crane on Claude Road. (Gazette file photo)
A property in 3900-block of Metchosin Road suffered a spot fire after an ember jumped from an open burn onto the dry grass. (Lindsey Horsting/News Gazette staff)

Under the wire burn in Metchosin causes spot fire

High winds caused an ember to jump onto an adjacent property

A property in 3900-block of Metchosin Road suffered a spot fire after an ember jumped from an open burn onto the dry grass. (Lindsey Horsting/News Gazette staff)
The Metchosin Fire Department is responding to a brush fire on Metchosin Road. The roadway was closed to traffic at roughly 5:30 p.m. Thursday. (Google)

Brush fire closes Metchosin Road

Metchosin Fire Department temporarily closes roadway to extinguish blaze

The Metchosin Fire Department is responding to a brush fire on Metchosin Road. The roadway was closed to traffic at roughly 5:30 p.m. Thursday. (Google)
Help fireproof the District of Metchosin this month

Help fireproof the District of Metchosin this month

Residents encouraged to help remove gorse and broom from local roads

Help fireproof the District of Metchosin this month
Fire at William Head Prison a training exercise

Fire at William Head Prison a training exercise

Multiple crews and agencies conduct training exercise in Metchosin

Fire at William Head Prison a training exercise
Santa and Fire Chief Dean Ford strike a pose at the Highlands Fire Department’s annual Santa Run on Saturday, Dec. 9. (Tim Collins/News Gazette staff)

Santa hits West Shore streets with local fire departments

Firefighters help to raise food and cash for a worthwhile cause

Santa and Fire Chief Dean Ford strike a pose at the Highlands Fire Department’s annual Santa Run on Saturday, Dec. 9. (Tim Collins/News Gazette staff)
The Metchosin Fire Department recently received accreditation for superior tanker shuttle services through the Fire UnderWriters Survey.                                 (Gazette file photo)

Metchosin fire accreditation means savings on home insurance

Average savings is about $500 per household, says fire chief

The Metchosin Fire Department recently received accreditation for superior tanker shuttle services through the Fire UnderWriters Survey.                                 (Gazette file photo)
Volunteer firefighers with the Metchosin Fire Department Eric Meredith (left to right), Capt. Simon Chadwick and Owen Searle at the fire hall on Happy Valley Road.                                 (Kendra Wong                                /News Gazette staff)

Spend some time in a firefighter’s boots

Metchosin fire department looking for new recruits

Volunteer firefighers with the Metchosin Fire Department Eric Meredith (left to right), Capt. Simon Chadwick and Owen Searle at the fire hall on Happy Valley Road.                                 (Kendra Wong                                /News Gazette staff)