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Engine 4550

The Township of Langley Firefighters’ Charitable Society ( TLFCS ) has its own front-line engine to respond to Community Events.

Our truck is known as E4550 in honour of our Local Chapter of the International Association of Fire Fighters.

Whenever it was known that our firefighters were to be at a festival, kids of all ages would look forward to seeing a fire engine, maybe getting to sit where the firefighters sit while responding to a fire, and having a picture taken. In aid of that expectation, in our first years of operation, we would approach the Township of Langley Fire Department for use of an in-service fire engine to bring to events. They were always obliging, but for reasons of convenience and self-sufficiency, it was quickly decided that the TLFCS should obtain its own fire engine… and the search began.

In the Fall of 2015 when TLFD Engine 9 was being decommissioned, such an opportunity presented itself. Following a proposal to retired TLFD Fire Chief Gamble, and his recommendation to Township Council, the 1986 Mack fire engine was gifted to the TLFCS early in 2016. Engine 9 had most recently been in-service as a training apparatus, but spent the majority of its time in the TLFD fleet as a front line apparatus.

Refurbished E-4550

E4550 was beautifully refurbished to fit its new role, making it more fun for kids, and giving the TLFCS a mobile facility to host barbecues, bring firefighter games to events and deliver public fire service announcements. The process of refurbishments was aided by the automotive skills held by several of the Township’s firefighters, and sponsorships sought for equipment.


V4550 Community Events Van

The TLFCS V4550 community events van, generously donated by Phil and Barb Jackman, plays a crucial role in supporting various Township of Langley community initiatives. One of its essential functions is ensuring the success of the LSDF Snack Program, where the van is instrumental in transporting snacks throughout the Langley school district,  to feed hungry and growing students. Additionally, the van is actively involved in our semi-annual clothing drives, efficiently picking up donations from across the Township. Its versatility also extends to towing the TLFCS Community Events Trailer, facilitating the seamless organization of local events. The TLFCS V4550 stands as a symbol of community collaboration, providing essential services that enhance the well-being of Langley residents of all ages.

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