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Langley acting fire chief retires

May 29, 2023 
By FFIC Staff

May 29, 2023, Langley, B.C. – After 41 years serving the Township of Langley, Acting Fire Chief Bruce Ferguson is retiring.

Ferguson began his career in the fire service in January 1982, when he was accepted into the Aldergrove Volunteer Fire Department which later became known as the Township of Langley Fire Department Fire Hall 3.

He and his wife had purchased their first home together and a good friend of theirs Brian Miller, a Fort Langley Fire Department member convinced Bruce that becoming a volunteer firefighter would really suit his lifestyle.

Once active in the fire department it only took a matter of months and it was in Bruce’s blood and he could see himself doing this for the rest of his working life.


He decided to complete his formal education and take any education / training that the fire department was offering and began applying to every opportunity that arose.

He was working as a manager at a local bulk haul transportation company when he got the call to report to work as the career district fire chief at Fire Hall 7 in the Otter District in February 1998. Ferguson spent seven years as the district fire chief at Hall 7 and in January of 2005, transferred to Fire Hall 3 in Aldergrove.

During his 41 years with the Township of Langley Fire Department, Ferguson served under eight mayors. At the same time, he worked under every fire chief of the Township of Langley Fire Department.

Ferguson said in a town press release that he owes his success to the support from councils past and present, Mark Bakken and the Township of Langley administration staff, all of his work colleagues, his wife and family.

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