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.

Public Access AEDs

The Use of Automatic External Defibrillators (AEDs) in Public Settings Helps Saves Lives

Sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) can strike at any time—during work, while at church, or while visiting your local business. Fewer than 10% of SCA victims typically survive, but studies show that 30% to 50% would likely survive if CPR and AEDs were used within five minutes of collapse. Communities across the country are responding by implementing Public Access Defibrillation programs. Public Access Defibrillation programs include both access to AEDS and training. 

Comox Fire Rescue knows the value of AEDs as we carry AEDs on most of our emergency vehicles and also have one mounted in our fire station. We currently have about twenty-four public access AEDs in our community. 

We are hoping to have more and more public access AEDs available in our community, particularly in local business where many of our citizens spend a lot of time. Our long term goal is to have an AED available in almost every business. Public access AEDS are very simple to use, maintain and do save lives! 

A public access AED can be placed where the public can access it or placed at your service counter/reception area with signage in your business indicating it’s availably. A public access AED located in your business can help to save the life of a valued customer, staff member or even yourself.

Comox Fire Rescue

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