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.

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Matthew joined Comox Fire Rescue in 2013 and has since completed the NFPA 1001 Lv. 2 and Fire Officer Lv. 1 certification. Outside of the fire department, he and his wife Morgan own Thread Theory Designs - a sewing pattern company specialising in menswear. He lives in Comox with Morgan, their cat Jasmine, and dog Luki.

Matthew grew up in Nanaimo and moved to Halifax and Victoria before settling down in Comox. Before seeing the "Daytime Responders Required" sign while on a walk past the Comox Fire Department, he hadn't thought about becoming a firefighter. However, it didn't take long before he fell in love with the service. 

Matthew is ecstatic about the training offered at Comox Fire Rescue and hopes to (one day) be able to train new recruits as he gains experience and years of service in the industry.

In his spare time (something that is nearly non-existent as a small business owner), he enjoys biking, hiking, camping out of a backpack, fishing, and hunting. He also tinkers on wood and metalworking projects, and can't think of a better way to spend an evening than making homemade pizza and spending quality time with his family.

Comox Fire Rescue

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