Langley City Thanks the Langley Emergency Program Volunteers

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Date: 
May 12, 2017

Langley City, BC - Volunteers strengthen our community. All around the City of Langley, citizens are giving of their time to help enhance our community living. One such group that has been (unfortunately) busier than normal are our Langley Emergency Program volunteers. Without their dedicated service, we would not be able to respond to community emergencies as well as we do.

In the past 5 months, the Emergency Social Services (ESS) team responded to 3 apartment fires – assisting residents who had been displaced from their homes. In last month’s  Birch apartment building fire at Rainbow Lodge, 66 people were impacted. The ESS team of volunteers mobilized for 6 days - coordinating food, shelter and clothing for those who needed help.

“We can’t thank our Langley Emergency Program volunteers enough”, says Langley City mayor Ted Schaffer. “They do a fantastic job helping those in need."

The ESS team members are committed community volunteers who train, practice and prepare to respond to emergencies. They are a vital branch of the Langley Emergency Program - a joint program within the Protective Services of the City of Langley and the Township of Langley.

If you or someone you know would like to get engaged, learn what to do in an emergency, and be part of an amazing team of volunteers that responds to community emergencies, please connect with the Langley Emergency Program at ep@langleycity.ca and 604-514-2820. 

 

Media Contact:

Samantha Paulson
Communications Officer
Langley City
504.514.28.23
spaulson@langleycity.ca

Langley City Hall

20399 Douglas Crescent   Langley  BC  V3A 4B3
Phone 604 514 2800   Fax 604 530 4371

Hours of operation:
Monday -  Friday   8:30am  -  4:30pm

In the event of an after-hours emergency (such as a water main break, flood or critical service disruption) standby operations personnel can be notified through Surrey Fire Dispatch at 604 534 3496