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.

Meet our Members: Rick Longpre

This week on Meet our Members, we interview Rick Longpre!

CFR: Could you provide a brief background of your fire service career?

Retired military member and newbie recruit.

CFR: Was there any specific event that first interested you in becoming a fire fighter?

Just the ability to maintain esprit de corp and community involvement.

CFR: What is your favourite part of volunteering for Comox Fire Rescue (or working in the valley in general)?

Looking forward to all the training so I can be of service to those in need.

CFR: Outside of the fire department, what are your interests/hobbies?

I enjoy biking, hiking, and travelling.

Thanks, Rick! Good luck with your training and welcome to the team!

Comox Fire Rescue

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