Meet our Members: Adam Lariviere
Adam is a NFPA 1001 level 2 firefighter who received his certification here at Comox Fire Rescue. Joining in 2012 at age 18, he became a fully qualified firefighter by age 19. He is in his last semester of the Criminology program at North Island College and works part time at the fire hall. Adam is a very skilled member and has responded to over 300 calls. Having him at the station during day time operating hours allows us to respond faster and more efficiently, greatly increasing the quality of our public service.
"Growing up, I didn't really know what I wanted to do for a living. Participating in the semester-long Youth Program and the spring break Youth Camp set in stone that I wanted to pursue firefighting as my career. In June of 2012, I decided to make my dream a reality and join Comox Fire Rescue as a paid-on-call firefighter. With the help of some amazing instructors and incredible training facilities and opportunities, I became fully certified in October of 2013 and have continued to learn and grow as a firefighter. I feel very lucky to have my dad, along with the Comox training officers, mentor me in the fire service and help me learn as much as possible."
Chief Schreiner states: "Adam has been a great addition to our team and is one of a handful of father son teams we have. He is a very capable and well trained firefighter. It is great to watch these young people grow into mature adults who are giving back to the communities they live in."