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.

Wind Warning in effect for much of Vancouver Island

From Environment Canada: 

Strong winds that may cause damage are expected or occurring.

The second in a series of powerful October storms will arrive Thursday evening over the South Coast. Rain and very strong winds can be expected with that storm.

Southeast winds up to 80 km/h can be expected over East Vancouver Island and the Sunshine Coast and up to 100 km/h over West Vancouver Island. As the low crosses Vancouver Island the winds will shift to southwest 50 gust 90 km/h. These winds will ease midday Friday as the low tracks further inland.

Winds this strong can topple trees and take down power lines. Power outages should be expected.

Avoid wooded areas to prevent injury from falling trees or branches. Campers should move to sturdy shelters.

Wind warnings are issued when there is a significant risk of damaging winds.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to or tweet reports to #BCStorm.

Comox Fire Rescue

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