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.

The Comox Fire Department provides a variety of preventive and emergency services to a population of over 21,000 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.

Preventive Services

Working smoke alarms save lives!

  • Regular fire safety inspections of public buildings and hazardous operations
  • Enforcement of BC Fire Code requirements
  • Permit process for open burning and fireworks
  • Fire safety consultations for land clearing, development, building and occupancy issues
  • Pre-incident emergency response planning (including lock-boxes)
  • Free smoke alarm installation and testing
  • Emergency preparedness education
  • Fire and burn safety education (Fire Safety Tips for the Holidays)
  • Support to Comox Valley’s Fire Safety House

Emergency Services

The Lorne Hotel Fire


Public Access AEDs (Automated External Defibrillator)

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. We currently have about thirty public access AEDs in our community. 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 availability. 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

250.339.2432