City Q17: 20 Questions for Langley City Council candidates


Paul Albrecht – No, our fire/rescue service is EXCELLENT but I am concerned that staffing levels may not provide effective and safe firefighting coverage in order to meet Worksafe requirements. Considering the diverse nature of our community and the issues the fire/rescue staff face daily I believe maintaining minimum staffing levels potentially risks loss of life in our community.

Dave Hall – Yes, the City provides a higher response protocol than most Fire services and the City taxpayer should recognize that this comes with a price. However, given the demographics of Langley City this is a valued service that achieves , through five man crews, tremendous physical and emotional support particularly for a high volume of medical emergency responses.

Carla Robin – No. What is ‘sufficient’ when you are talking about safety and lives and public education?  That word sidesteps the issue. Analyzing the number of firefighters, the actual and anticipated population and unit growth in the next four years,  shows a shortfall in fire and safety services that needs to be addressed.

Val van den Broek – No – we need to increase our fire services so that levels of service are kept to a premium. The City Firefighters do a fantastic job but I don’t think their staffed with proper coverage. And unfortunately if more than one incident happens, lives may be lost due to delays of response.

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