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.

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) - Free Classes

Comox Fire Department, Assistant Chief Jim Lariviere and Fire Fighter Mario Chretien taught a Free CPR level A to 8 citizens of the Comox Valley today. CPR is a very valuable skill that could one day safe a life. The next course is on February 22nd at 1:00pm. Contact the Comox Recreation Centre ( or 250-339-2255) to register!

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Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR): Lessons for Life

Comox Fire Department, Assistant Chief Jim Lariviere will be teaching a Free CPR level A to citizens of the Comox Valley. CPR is a very valuable skill that could one day safe a life. The next course is on January 25th 1:00pm. Contact the Comox Recreation Centre ( or 250-339-2255) to register!

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Comox Firefighters Christmas Tree Recycling weekend a huge success! ~ YANA WINS!!

Comox Firefighters held their annual Christmas Tree recycling project on January 5 + 6, 2019. 100% of the proceeds collect are given to local charity YANA (“You Are Not Alone”). This year the Comox firefighters raised more than $4000.00.

 While the firefighters donated their time, Asplundh Canada donated their equipment and labour to make this event a success.

 Chief Gord Schreiner states: “Projects like these are a WIN/WIN for our community. It is great to see companies like Asplundh Canada step up in such a big way to assist us. They were great! I am so proud of our firefighters for everything they do. Not only do they respond to emergencies but they assist our community in so many other ways. They love giving back to our community. I would also like to thank all those citizens who donated to this great cause.”

YANAs Kelly Rusk states: “The support from these firefighters in Comox has been awesome. They have been with us since our very beginnings and assist us in many.”



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.


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.


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.


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!”

Comox Fire Rescue

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