Comox Fire Rescue

Prevention, Emergency Response, and the Comox Fire Training Centre

Comox Fire Rescue provides a variety of preventive and emergency services to a population of over 18,000 in an area of 16 square miles. This includes the Town of Comox, the Comox Fire Protection Improvement District, the Bates Huband Local Service Area (Regional District of Comox-Strathcona), and the Comox Indian Band. They also operate the Comox Fire Training Centre, which trains firefighters from all over Vancouver Island, and even parts of BC and the rest of Canada. The training centre is certified by the JIBC.

Back to Who We Are

I am currently a Paid-on-call Captain. I joined Comox Fire in 1981 along with a friend who convinced me it was a good idea. In 2008 I was hired full time and continued until my retirement in 2011. I was a lead instructor in our Fire Training Center and I was responsible for the maintenance of the training site.  As a career firefighter I was faced with mandatory retirement at age 60. I reverted back to paid-on-call (they said I had to retire, they didn't say I had to leave). My past times outside the fire service include motorcycles, hockey, skiing, and travelling to far off places with my wife Kathy. (Greece, Israel, Hawaii, and Tahiti)

Comox Fire Rescue

1870 Noel Ave, Comox, BC, V9M 2K9, Canada