Metchosin Fire Rescue

Fire crews are still on the scene of a structure fire in Colwood as of around 3 p.m. Monday (Dec. 5) afternoon. (Courtesy of West Shore RCMP/Twitter)

UPDATE: Nobody home during Colwood house fire

Fire near the 3000-block Metchosin Road, cause still under investigation

 

There were no major injuries after a house fire in Metchosin Thursday (Nov. 24). (Metchosin Fire Department/Facebook)

Crews battle Metchosin house fire Thursday night

Cause of fire remains under investigation

 

The Langford Fire Rescue team held Halloween drive-thru events the past two years due to COVID. (Black Press Media file photo)

West Shore fire departments hosting Halloween events

Events will feature free hot dogs and candy, but no fireworks or bonfires

 

Greater Victoria and the rest of eastern Vancouver Island remains at a drought-level rating 4 out of 5, meaning “adverse impacts are likely” as Metchosin currently considers a ban on fire works. (Black Press Media file)

Metchosin considering fireworks ban on Halloween

Fire Chief Stephanie Dunlop said the dry conditions over the next few weeks may result in a ban

Greater Victoria and the rest of eastern Vancouver Island remains at a drought-level rating 4 out of 5, meaning “adverse impacts are likely” as Metchosin currently considers a ban on fire works. (Black Press Media file)
Westshore Motorsports Park ended its final season with the last day of racing on Sept. 17. (Courtesy of CBRE Victoria)

Fire department looking for new training spot as volunteers dismantle speedway

Metchosin had used former Western Speedway parking lot for driver training

Westshore Motorsports Park ended its final season with the last day of racing on Sept. 17. (Courtesy of CBRE Victoria)
Council approved $100,000, including retrofits, for Metchosin Fire Department to buy a replacement truck. (Metchosin Fire Department/Facebook)

Metchosin’s new fire engine should be up and running in October

Final inspection in Alberta in September before coming to the West Shore

Council approved $100,000, including retrofits, for Metchosin Fire Department to buy a replacement truck. (Metchosin Fire Department/Facebook)
This picture of Apex Mountain Village was taken Aug. 8 where fire services worked to safeguard evacuated properties in the event the Keremeos Creek Fire turned in their direction. On Aug. 16, residents of Apex were allowed back home. (Courtesy of Apex Fire Brigade)

Metchosin crews help fight Apex Mountain wildfire

Two crews and fire chief spent three weeks assisting B.C. Wildfire crews

This picture of Apex Mountain Village was taken Aug. 8 where fire services worked to safeguard evacuated properties in the event the Keremeos Creek Fire turned in their direction. On Aug. 16, residents of Apex were allowed back home. (Courtesy of Apex Fire Brigade)
A West Shore resident tries out a fire hose during a Metchosin FireSmart community barbecue Saturday. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

PHOTOS: Community BBQ helps Metchosin and Sc’ianew First Nation get FireSmart

Saturday’s event served both to bring the communities together and share important safety messages

A West Shore resident tries out a fire hose during a Metchosin FireSmart community barbecue Saturday. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
Metchosin Fire Chief Stephanie Dunlop is encouraging residents in Metchosin and Beecher Bay to schedule a FireSmart home assessment. (Black Press Media file photo)

FireSmart home assessments a timely resource for Metchosin

Open to Metchosin and Beecher Bay residents, FireSmart program offerings help protect homes

Metchosin Fire Chief Stephanie Dunlop is encouraging residents in Metchosin and Beecher Bay to schedule a FireSmart home assessment. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Metchosin Fire Department will be hosting firefighters from all over Vancouver Island for Engine Boss training on Saturday. (Photo courtesy of the Metchosin Fire Department/ Facebook)

Engine Boss training in Metchosin Saturday to prepare Island firefighters for wildfire season

The training will be on the field of the Metchosin Elementary School and throughout the community

The Metchosin Fire Department will be hosting firefighters from all over Vancouver Island for Engine Boss training on Saturday. (Photo courtesy of the Metchosin Fire Department/ Facebook)
Metchosin Fire Rescue Fire Chief Stephanie Dunlop said home is moderately damaged after a fire along Hi-Mount Drive Sunday morning. (Stephanie Dunlop photo)

Metchosin home damaged after Sunday morning fire

No injuries reported, according to Metchosin Fire Rescue Chief

Metchosin Fire Rescue Fire Chief Stephanie Dunlop said home is moderately damaged after a fire along Hi-Mount Drive Sunday morning. (Stephanie Dunlop 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)
A dog and his owner are safe after being rescued by the Metchosin Tech Rescue Team. (Metchosin Fire Rescue/Facebook)
A dog and his owner are safe after being rescued by the Metchosin Tech Rescue Team. (Metchosin Fire Rescue/Facebook)
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

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)
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)