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.

Burning season is upon us...

... But not today! According to the Ministry of Environment, the Venting Index for this morning and afternoon is rated "Poor" which means burning is not allowed.

The Venting Index is a term used in air pollution meteorology. (It is also known as the Ventilation Index.) The Ventiling Index is a numerical value related to the potential of the atmosphere to disperse airborne pollutants, such as smoke from a prescribed fire. It is based on both the current wind speed in the mixed layer and the mixing height. The mixed layer is the surface layer of air that is turbulent and well mixed. The mixing height is the thickness (sometimes zero) of this mixed layer.

If you are in the Comox Fire Protection District and you have a valid burning permit, please remember to call 1-888-281-2992 or check the Venting Index website at before you burn!

Comox Fire Rescue

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