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.

Hallowe'en at Comox Fire Rescue

For many years now the Comox fire station has been open on Halloween evening for citizens to visit. This year was no different with approximately four hundred people dropping by to enjoy the free hotdogs and hot chocolate the firefighters were giving away. In addition to this two of Comox fire engines were out on the streets, meeting and greeting children and parents.

Comox Fire Chief Gord Schreiner states: “Our firefighters love this event. It gives us another opportunity to meet some of our citizens and also to promote fire safety. Not only did we give away a lot of hotdogs but we also gave away a few smoke alarms and reminded some of the parents the need to have a working smoke alarm. We have an amazing group of firefighters here with about twenty of them donating their time this evening. Also when our fire engines are staffed and out and about our response time is quicker should anyone need us.”

During the evening the fire station is set up with tables and chairs so children and their parents can come in get warmed up and have a rest if needed.

Comox Fire Rescue

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