The Township of Langley Fire Department is the first agency in BC and 1 of only 9 in Canada to receive prestigious international accreditation. Read more.

The Township of Langley Fire Department is committed to protecting life, property and the environment. We are also committed to continuously improving our service to our many residents, businesses and visitors.

Key aspects of our improvement process include our Master Plan and accreditation with the Center for Public Safety Excellence, Commission of Fire Accreditation International.

We encourage you to read the Master Plan and Standards of Cover documents to learn more.

Fire service accreditation

What is it?

Accreditation is a rigorous program for improving fire service decision-making, resource deployment, service performance, cost effectiveness and public reporting.

Why is it different?

Accreditation makes fire service operations better because it:

  • spans all the services that the Fire Department provides and guides the balancing of resourcing and deployment among conflicting demands
  • strives for continuous improvement in all processes, systems and deliverables
  • gives the public clear information about Fire Department goals and actual performance

What are the benefits of accreditation?

Accreditation provides dramatic benefits to Council, Fire Department staff, and most importantly – to the public. Key benefits are presented below.

  • Accreditation raises the level of performance and professionalism within the organization.
  • The quality and level of information enable Council to improve decision-making about fire service resources and programs.
  • Community members know about what to expect from their Fire Department (e.g. response times).

Distinctive features of the fire service accreditation program

Fire service accreditation is unique because it:

  • provides a clear, logical framework for Council to plan and fund Fire Department resources and infrastructure
  • examines all emergency services not just fire suppression
  • measures full performance (e.g. when is a full crew at the scene) compared to the arrival of just the first truck
  • requires a proactive continuous improvement program
  • builds Fire Department professionalism at all levels