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.

Another public access AED: Coastal Transportation and Storage

Coastal Transportation and Storage (CTS) joins Comox’s AED program!

Coastal Transportation and Storage has partnered with the Comox Firefighters Association to add yet another automatic external defibrillator (AED) in Comox. This will be located in their building located at 1734 Ryan Road East in Comox.

Chief Gord Schreiner states: “It is great to see organizations like this assisting us in our efforts to have AEDs available all over Comox. I am also very proud of our firefighters for their support of this important project. We have approximately 30 AEDs located in our area now.”

Comox firefighters are hoping to have more and more public access AEDs available. Their long term goal is to have an AED available in almost every business and public building in Comox. Public access AEDS are very simple to use, maintain and do save lives!

A public access AED costs approximately $1500.00. The Comox firefighters have been assisting some businesses and groups with AEDs by paying for half of the costs (approximately $750.00). Comox Fire Rescue will also provide both CPR and AED training to the businesses staff. 

Sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) can strike at any time—during work, while at church, or while visiting your local business. Fewer than 10% of SCA victims typically survive, but studies show that 30% to 50% would likely survive if CPR and AEDs were used within five minutes of collapse. Communities across the country are responding by implementing Public Access Defibrillation programs. Public Access Defibrillation programs include both access to AEDS and training.

Comox Fire Rescue knows the value of AEDs as they carry AEDs on most of their emergency vehicles and also have one mounted in their fire station. 

Please contact Comox Fire Rescue at if you have any questions.

Comox Fire Rescue

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