Colwood Fire Rescue

Colwood Fire Rescue’s new fire Chief Bryan Erwin is seen in front of the station Friday Jan. 21. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

‘I’m really excited:’ New chief takes command of Colwood Fire Rescue

Bryan Erwin takes on the role after 17 years with the department

 

Firefighters Michael Poole (from left), Captain Bryan Erwin, Bryan McNeil and Josh Pettigrew get acquainted with Colwood Fire Rescue’s new engine. (Katherine Engqvist/News Staff)

Bryan Erwin announced as new Colwood fire chief

Erwin has been with the department for 17 years and has worked in many areas of fire service

 

Colwood Fire Rescue (Black Press Media file Photo)

Crews respond to vehicle fire in the driveway of Colwood home

About 28 firefighters attended the Anchorage Avenue scene

 

Colwood Fire Rescue acting fire Chief Greg Chow stands next to a fire truck used by the department from 1957 to 1977, now restored and displayed in the department’s museum. 2021 marked the department’s 75th anniversary. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

‘A department to be proud of’: Colwood Fire Rescue marks 75 years serving community

Acting fire Chief Greg Chow takes Black Press through the department’s history

Colwood Fire Rescue acting fire Chief Greg Chow stands next to a fire truck used by the department from 1957 to 1977, now restored and displayed in the department’s museum. 2021 marked the department’s 75th anniversary. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
Santa Claus makes his way through Langford along side his friends at Langford Fire Rescue Christmas Eve. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

Thousands raised for Goldstream Food Bank thanks to Santa and West Shore fire departments

The annual Santa runs were a success once again this year despite the pandemic and some poor weather

Santa Claus makes his way through Langford along side his friends at Langford Fire Rescue Christmas Eve. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
West Shore fire crews on the scene of a fire in one half of a duplex in the 2300-block of Sooke Road in Colwood Thursday morning. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

UPDATE: Dog dies in morning house fire in Colwood

Crews able to quickly put out fire in kitchen of one half of duplex on Sooke Road

West Shore fire crews on the scene of a fire in one half of a duplex in the 2300-block of Sooke Road in Colwood Thursday morning. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
West Shore firefighters had a busy start to the week. (Black Press Media file photo)

5 elevator rescues needed due to power outages on West Shore

West Shore firefighters left busy with rescues, flooding and fires on Monday

West Shore firefighters had a busy start to the week. (Black Press Media file photo)
Colwood, View Royal and Langford fire crews all attended to a small structure fire at a Colwood home early Thursday (Sept. 30) morning. (Black Press Media file photo)

Early morning Colwood house fire brought quickly under control

Homeowners likely displaced for a day, Colwood Fire Rescue captain says

Colwood, View Royal and Langford fire crews all attended to a small structure fire at a Colwood home early Thursday (Sept. 30) morning. (Black Press Media file photo)
Colwood Fire Rescue responded to an ammonia alarm at the Juan de Fuca Arena on July 28. (Google Maps)

Ammonia sensor alarm brings Colwood firefighters to Juan de Fuca arena

Low ammonia sensor alarm tripped during maintenance work: acting chief

Colwood Fire Rescue responded to an ammonia alarm at the Juan de Fuca Arena on July 28. (Google Maps)
A procession and memorial service for late Colwood Fire Chief John Cassidy will be held outdoors this Saturday, July 10 from 1 to 3 p.m. at West Shore Parks and Recreation. (Black Press Media file photo)

Memorial for late Colwood fire chief set for Saturday

Procession, service for John Cassidy to be held at West Shore Parks and Recreation

A procession and memorial service for late Colwood Fire Chief John Cassidy will be held outdoors this Saturday, July 10 from 1 to 3 p.m. at West Shore Parks and Recreation. (Black Press Media file photo)
John Cassidy was held in high regard by colleagues, family, friends and the community he served as Colwood fire chief. (Black Press Media file photo)

West Shore firefighting peers pay tribute to Colwood chief

John Cassidy a no-nonsense leader who loved his family, was integral to area fire coordination

John Cassidy was held in high regard by colleagues, family, friends and the community he served as Colwood fire chief. (Black Press Media file photo)
Colwood Fire Chief John Cassidy on scene at a gas leak on Sooke Road. (Black Press Media file photo)

Community mourns sudden death of Colwood fire chief

West Shore fire departments band together to support each other

Colwood Fire Chief John Cassidy on scene at a gas leak on Sooke Road. (Black Press Media file photo)
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Colwood Fire Rescue is reminding the public to only burn dry, seasoned wood in fireplaces after heavy smoke filled the intersection of Sooke Road and Acacia Drive when a homeowner tried burning a plastic item on Sunday, Jan. 24. (Emily Jessop photo)

Colwood homeowner burns plastic in fireplace, causes emergency response

Colwood Fire Rescue says burn dry, seasoned wood in fireplaces only

Colwood Fire Rescue is reminding the public to only burn dry, seasoned wood in fireplaces after heavy smoke filled the intersection of Sooke Road and Acacia Drive when a homeowner tried burning a plastic item on Sunday, Jan. 24. (Emily Jessop photo)
Santa Claus stopped by Colwood City Hall to help ring in the holidays with members of the Colwood Volunteer Firefighters’ Association. Members collected donations for the Goldstream Food Bank while spreading some holiday cheer. (Aaron Guillen/News Staff)

PHOTOS: Santa helps Colwood firefighters collect donations for food bank

City Hall gets drive-thru style event to spread holiday spirit

Santa Claus stopped by Colwood City Hall to help ring in the holidays with members of the Colwood Volunteer Firefighters’ Association. Members collected donations for the Goldstream Food Bank while spreading some holiday cheer. (Aaron Guillen/News Staff)
Santa will join the Colwood Fire Department in spreading socially distanced holiday cheer and collecting donations for the Goldstream Food Bank on Sunday, Dec. 20 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Colwood City Hall. (Black Press Media file photo)

Santa Go Round still a go, Colwood COVID style

City hall sees drive-thru style visits with Santa, donations to food bank

Santa will join the Colwood Fire Department in spreading socially distanced holiday cheer and collecting donations for the Goldstream Food Bank on Sunday, Dec. 20 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Colwood City Hall. (Black Press Media file photo)
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

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 fire chiefs (from right) Dean Ford (Highlands), Paul Hurst (View Royal), Stephanie Dunlop (Metchosin), Chris Aubrey (Langford) and John Cassidy (Colwood) are concerned about the community’s well-being after seeing a dramatic increase in mental health calls. (Katherine Engqvist/News Staff)

West Shore first responders raise alarm after dramatic increase in mental health calls

Frontline braces, fearing for community’s mental health over winter

West Shore fire chiefs (from right) Dean Ford (Highlands), Paul Hurst (View Royal), Stephanie Dunlop (Metchosin), Chris Aubrey (Langford) and John Cassidy (Colwood) are concerned about the community’s well-being after seeing a dramatic increase in mental health calls. (Katherine Engqvist/News Staff)
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)
Colwood Fire Rescue is reminding the public to stay viligant after two small fires in the past week. (Black Press Media file photo)

Garage fire sparks Colwood reminder to residents

Colwood, most of Greater Victoria under extreme fire rating

Colwood Fire Rescue is reminding the public to stay viligant after two small fires in the past week. (Black Press Media file photo)