Township of Langley Fire Department is welcoming new members to its leadership roles.
Dale Steeple and Andy Hewitson have assumed the role of assistant fire chiefs and Darren Lee the role of deputy fire chief.
Lee joins the Township fire department after serving in Oak Bay. He began his career in Surrey in 1997.
Meanwhile, Steeple and Hewitson have been with the Township fire department for nearly 30 years, both moving up to the rank of captain in 2006, according to Stephen Gamble, Township fire chief.
“They know the system here, they know the area. They have grown with the department and the community, so they have that advantage of knowing the Township… which is a big asset,” Gamble said about Steeple and Hewitson.
Hewitson served as union president from 2007 until his recent promotion to assistant chief.
Both Steeple and Hewitson took on their new titles in early November, while Lee started in late September.
Lee joins the ranks of deputy alongside deputy fire chiefs Bruce Ferguson and Russ Jenkins.
The members will now be working out of Hall 6 in Murrayville. Hewitson is coming from Hall 8 in Walnut Grove and Steeple from Hall 3 in Aldergrove, who, at times, was at Hall 6 as well.