Just before 8 a.m. Wednesday morning Langford Fire carried out a high sky rescue of a man suffering a medical emergency on a crane.
A construction worker was working on a crane near the old Belmont School construction site when firefighters say he suffered a medical emergency.
Langford Fire’s rope rescue team initially responded but Colwood’s aerial truck was called in for assistance.
The man, who was conscious, was safely brought down and taken to hospital.
This was Langford’s first aerial rescue, but the unit has been preparing for situations like this.
“The development in Langford is increasing every day, yearly as we know. More and more industrial type incidents are going to happen, but we’re training for it, for mutual aid, for high rise fires,” said Scott Davidson, Lanford’s Fire and Rescue Assistant Chief.
“Hopefully, there doesn’t come a day where there is a fire, but this proved that we can have a rescue that can take place in these higher elevations.”
Currently, there are no details on what medical emergency the man suffered.
— Langford Fire Rescue (@LangfordFire) January 2, 2019