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: Cole Logan

This week on "Meet our Members", we interview Lieutenant Cole Logan!

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

I joined the Fire Service in 2002 following participation in the Comox Fire Rescue youth camp. After a short stint in Comox I moved to Northern BC where I was a Member of Taylor Fire Rescue as well as an Industrial Fire Firefighter and Rescue Technician. In 2005 I returned to Comox and continued my fire service career to date where I am currently a Lieutenant and lead instructor with CFR.

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


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

Being able to live in such a beautiful town while serving its citizens is simply awesome. My favourite reason for Volunteering here is being able to enjoy the people, scenery, and the amenities the Comox Valley has to offer. Being able to give back to the community is truly rewarding.

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

Camping, hiking, fishing, hunting, and spending time with family.

CFR: What are some major changes you have seen in the fire service industry during your career?

In the 13 years I have been around I have seen incredible advances in Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and the tools we use, but the biggest advancement of all that I have seen is the quality of training available to Firefighters.

CFR: If you could change one thing about the fire service, what would it be?

I would figure out a screening process that keeps out the people who are just here for the T-Shirt...

Thanks very much to Cole Logan for his years of service and dedication to teaching new firefighters the skills required to stay safe and effective.

Comox Fire Rescue

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