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.

Operational Guidelines

0.01 Operational Guidelines

1.01.01 Occupational Health and Safety Policy

1.01.10 Investigation and Reporting of Accidents, Injuries, and Diseases

1.01.11 Occupational Health and Safety Committee

1.01.14 Protective Measures for Communicable and Infectious Disease Control

1.01.15 First Aid Records

1.01.15A Accident Investigation

1.01.16 Medical Restrictions

1.01.17 Critical Incident Stress - Peer Support Group

1.02.01 Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus

1.02.02 Respirator Fit Test

1.02.03 Air Management

1.03.01 Personal Protective Clothing and Equipment

1.03.03 Personal Flotation Devices

1.03.04 Eye Protection PASSPORT Accountability System

1.04.02 Rehabilitation of Firefighters

1.04.03 Building Entry Rescue Team

1.05.02 Exhaust Emissions from Vehicles in Fire Station

1.05.03 Exhaust Emissions from Welder in Fire Station

1.06.01 Warning Devices Used in Emergency Operations

1.06.02 Non Emergency Use of Sirens and Air Horns

1.06.03 Fire Department Vehicle Operations

1.06.04 Accidents Involving Fire Department Vehicles

1.07.01 SCBA Maintenance

1.07.04 Air Brake Vehicle System Check

1.07.09 Ground Ladders Inspections and Testing

1.07.13 Rescue Rope Inspection

1.07.14 PASS Alarms Weekly Testing and Maintenance

1.07.15 Inspection of Personal Protective Clothing

1.07.16 Annual Equipment Tests and Reports

2.02.00 Incident Command System

2.02.04 Emergency Response Vehicle Assignments

2.02.04A Emergency Response Vehicle Assignments

2.02.05 Staging of Vehicles

2.02.09 Comox Valley Emergency Plan

2.02.12 Incident Safety Officer

2.02.14 Fireground Divisions or Groups

2.02.15 Minimum Manning Levels for Responses

2.05.01 Emergency Daycare

2.05.02 Responding for Duty

2.16.03 Confined Space

2.17.14 Search Marking System

2.22.01 Emergency First Aid

2.22.03 Do Not Resuscitate

2.22.03 No CPR Order

2.23.02 Decontamination Unit

2.23.10 Incidents Involving Clandestine Drug Labs

2.24.01 Emergency Evacuation

2.25.05 Incidents Involving Electrical Hazards

2.25.08 Threat of Explosive Device

2.25.12 Responding to Carbon Monoxide Incidents

2.25.16 Lock Boxes

2.28.01 Emergency Scene Traffic Control

3.01.01 Training Attendance

3.01.02 Fire Officer Training Program

3.02.02 Firefighter Standard

3.05.01 Aerial Operators Training

3.07.01 Administration of Exams

5.01.01 Use of Alcohol and Drugs

5.01.03 Conduct of Fire Department Members

5.01.04 Fire Department Uniforms

5.01.07 Paid-Call Grievance Procedure

5.01.08 Promotion of Members

5.01.17 Leave of Absence

5.01.19 Discipline

5.01.24 Administration of Standing Orders

5.01.25 Office Phone Assistance

5.01.26 Years of Service Pins

5.01.27 Smoking in Fire Station

5.01.27 Use of Fire Hall

5.01.29 Probationary Period

5.01.30 Use of Personal Electronic Devices

Air Management

Comox Fire Rescue

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