Colwood Fire Rescue

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

 

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 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

 

Jessica Choules and Rob Pearce have been in B.C. since last October and had planned on travelling the country in their van. (Provided by Jessica Choules)

Travelling couple still hopeful of completing ‘Canadian Dream’ despite van burning

The van, which the pair was living in, caught on fire on Tuesday at Big O Tire in View Royal

Jessica Choules and Rob Pearce have been in B.C. since last October and had planned on travelling the country in their van. (Provided by Jessica Choules)
Around 3:15 p.m. on Sept. 8, fire crews from Langford, Colwood and View Royal were called to Big O Tire on Island Highway. (Black Press Media photo)

Owner of Big O Tire grateful for community support after family business burns

Tuesday’s fire left one employee with third-degree burns, travellers with no home

Around 3:15 p.m. on Sept. 8, fire crews from Langford, Colwood and View Royal were called to Big O Tire on Island Highway. (Black Press Media photo)
View Royal Fire Chief Paul Hurst says an early morning fire serves as a reminder to check smoke detectors. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz)

Bedridden elderly woman rescued from burning home on Songhees Nation

View Royal fire chief says fire is a reminder to check smoke alarms

View Royal Fire Chief Paul Hurst says an early morning fire serves as a reminder to check smoke detectors. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz)
A vehicle left Sooke Road at Colwood Corners Monday morning. (Aaron Guillen/News Staff)

UPDATE: Traffic moving again after crash at Colwood Corners

Morning commute stalled after vehicle leaves Sooke Road

A vehicle left Sooke Road at Colwood Corners Monday morning. (Aaron Guillen/News Staff)
Firefighters Michael Poole (from left), Captain Bryan Erwin, Bryan McNeil and Josh Pettigrew get acquainted with Colwood Fire Rescue’s new engine. See story on page A5. (Katherine Engqvist/News Staff)

Firefighters forced to modify tradition due to COVID-19 pandemic

Long-awaited replacement engine rolls into Colwood

Firefighters Michael Poole (from left), Captain Bryan Erwin, Bryan McNeil and Josh Pettigrew get acquainted with Colwood Fire Rescue’s new engine. See story on page A5. (Katherine Engqvist/News Staff)
Fire crews were called to the scene of a brush fire near Langford on April 21. (Twitter/Langford Fire Rescue)

Fire departments urge West Shore residents to be fire smart as wildfire season begins

Residents encouraged to clear area around home of combustible debris

Fire crews were called to the scene of a brush fire near Langford on April 21. (Twitter/Langford Fire Rescue)
Volunteer firefighter Steve Clarke shows four-year-old Michael Paquette how to use a fire hose during Colwood Fire Rescue’s annual open house at the fire hall last year. (Black Press file photo)

Colwood, View Royal fire ready for annual open houses

Demonstrations, equipment displays, fire trucks, treats and fun for the family June 8 and 9

Volunteer firefighter Steve Clarke shows four-year-old Michael Paquette how to use a fire hose during Colwood Fire Rescue’s annual open house at the fire hall last year. (Black Press 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)
Flares created an orange glow in the sky near Victoria Monday night. (Rebecca Wilde/Black Press)

Flares used in Greater Victoria training exercise prompt 911 call

A training exercise created an orange glow in the sky Monday night

Flares created an orange glow in the sky near Victoria Monday night. (Rebecca Wilde/Black Press)
Colwood Fire Rescue’s large trucks are too heavy fior the Esquimalt Lagoon Bridge (Katherine Engqvist/News staff)

Colwood fire trucks too heavy to cross Esquimalt Lagoon Bridge

Colwood Fire Rescue’s larger trucks exceed bridge’s weight limit

  • Oct 2, 2018
Colwood Fire Rescue’s large trucks are too heavy fior the Esquimalt Lagoon Bridge (Katherine Engqvist/News staff)
(Gazette file photo)

Rollover crash in Colwood occurred after driver had epileptic seizure

Colwood Fire used the Jaws of Life to extricate two people inside the vehicle

(Gazette file photo)
Emergency crews rescue trapped driver after rollover crash in Colwood

Emergency crews rescue trapped driver after rollover crash in Colwood

The driver was transported to hospital, and the extent of his injuries are unknown

Emergency crews rescue trapped driver after rollover crash in Colwood
Colwood Fire Rescue responded to the 300-block of Goldstream Avenue Sunday night after a toddler got his head stuck in a candle holder. (Gazette file photo)

West Shore toddler gets head stuck in candle holder

Crews were able to safely remove the three-foot-long holder

Colwood Fire Rescue responded to the 300-block of Goldstream Avenue Sunday night after a toddler got his head stuck in a candle holder. (Gazette file photo)