North Fraser firefighters come to mayor’s rescue

Firefighters from the North Fraser fire department, not Mission, were among those who came to Langley City Mayor Peter Fassbender’s aid.

It was firefighters from the North Fraser fire department, not the Mission department, who were among the emergency personnel who came to Langley City Mayor Peter Fassbender’s aid on Sunday.

The Langley City mayor was injured when the motorcycle he was riding skidded on grass clippings that turned a road surface to “grease” during a charity ride.

Fassbender said that as his motorcycle went off the road, he made the split second decision to “bail,” rolling several times to avoid falling down the 30-foot precipice. It was dotted with tree stumps and barbed wire.

“I was fortunate that I saw it coming,” said the mayor, who recuperated at home on Monday and returned to work on Tuesday. He is still sore from several bruised ribs and a damaged lung.