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.

Tree Chipping - YANA

Need your Christmas tree taken care of? Take it down to Comox Fire Rescue (1870 Noel Ave.) this weekend between 10:00 am and 4:00 pm on Saturday or Sunday and we'll chip it for you! There will be hot dogs and hot chocolate and everything is by donation. 100% of proceeds go to local Y.A.N.A.!

If you are unable to bring your tree to us, give us a call at 250-339-2432 to arrange a pick up.

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Meet our Members - Terry Lonsberry

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

I have always had a strong desire to help people, so as soon as I moved into the Comox Valley and close to Comox Fire Rescue I knew right away that I wanted to be part of this team.

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

As a member of Comox Fire Rescue we are given the opportunity to learn from and with true leaders in the fire service and some very dedicated professionals. 

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

I have always been into the outdoors, biking, swimming and exploring this beautiful island with Laurie in the Jeep. There are some pretty cool places to escape to around here!

What is your regular “Day Job”

My regular day job is a Personal Trainer. I own my own business and specialize in nutrition and weight loss.

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Do you have family/children/pets?

I am blessed to have my fiancée Laurie by my side, 2 daughters and 2 beautiful grandchildren just down the road in Nanaimo. Laurie and I also have 2 dogs that keep us on our toes.

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

As I am new to firefighting the only thing I would like to see is more fire safe technology built into homes, for example if there were more systems built in to our home for fire suppression and to help people get out safely there could be a reduction in injury and fatalities. 

Chief Schreiner states, "Terry has been a great addition to our team. His dedication to learning and fitness is warmly welcomed. Thanks for being part of the team Terry!”

Meet our Members - Caroline Taylor

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

I joined the Comox Fire Rescue in June 2018. I will be releasing from the military soon, and I was looking for a new challenge in my life. Each day and training is teaching me new skills.

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

I like the team spirit that is here at Comox Fire Rescue and I want to serve my community more.

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

I enjoy running, Crossfit, back country hiking and cooking ~ just to name a few of my hobbies.

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

I haven't been with the fire service long enough to comment on changes, but I wish I lived closer to the hall :)


Chief Schreiner states, "Thanks so much for joining and being a part of our team Caroline. It’s members like you that make our department better and our community safer. Keep up the hard work.”

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Meet our Members - Sacha Scott

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Meet our Members - Sacha Scott

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

I joined the Comox Fire Rescue in June 2018 because I wanted to be a bigger part of my community and to be able to play a role of helping those in their time of need. 

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

Being a part of an association where everyone wants to see you succeed has been such a rewarding journey.

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

Outside if the fire hall I can be found watching my son play hockey and lacrosse or playing baseball with my slow pitch team. Last winter I took up snowboarding and am now hooked I can't wait for the 2018/19 season to begin. In the summers enjoy days at the beach playing on the water or spending weekends camping.  

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

I haven't been with the fire service long enough to see major changes however I'm impressed with the ever evolving technology. 


Chief Schreiner states, "Sacha has been a great addition to our team. Her energy and commitment to training is great. Keep up the great work Sacha"



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Comox Fire Rescue

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

250.339.2432