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.

Survival Training and Rescue Techniques (START)

Last Wednesday Comox Fire put on a special START course for firefighters from CFB Esquimalt. START is an intensive 1-day course that focuses on hands-on training and skills development for firefighters to save themselves and each other if a situation goes sideways. It is a fun but intense course covering skills such as:

  • 2nd storey bail out using webbing
  • 2nd storey bail out using a charged hose line
  • Head-first window bail out
  • Denver Drill
  • Wall breaching
  • Firefighter through floor rescues
  • Carrying firefighters up and down stairs

Comox Fire Rescue

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