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 - Darian MacQuarrie

Meet our Members - Darian MacQuarrie

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


I started my fire service career during in the Fire Fighter Youth Camp in the spring of 2018 and was then offered a position as a summer student. I was also offered a volunteer position and after that I've been with Comox Fire Rescue since.

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

I did the youth camp and really enjoyed it. It opened doors for me into the fire service.  


What is your favourite part of volunteering for Comox Fire Rescue?

I love the team work that goes on with our volunteers and the Valley always has friendly  people who I'm glad to help.   

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

I like to hunt and when I'm not at school, work or the hall, I am at Muay Thai exercising and practicing techniques at Knockout Martial Arts.


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

I see how we train and how safety protocols/guidelines are constantly being updated to protect us, the people we serve and to make everything go smoother. 

Chief Schreiner states, "Darian has been a great addition to our team. It is because of people like Darian that we have a great department and can provide outstanding services to our citizens. "

Comox Fire Rescue

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