One-stop fire-training centre in Comox
Comox Fire Training Centre is used by firefighters from all over Vancouver Island.
Last Wednesday evening a group of firefighters from Campbell River were there to enhance their skills and take advantage of the wonderful fire training centre.
Comox Chief Gord Schreiner says: “We are very pleased to not only offer our firefighters great training opportunities but also other firefighters from other departments. Our training centre has almost everything a firefighter needs to keep his skills sharp. We believe we have one of the best training centres in the province.
“Our centre is well used but we still have a lot of additional untapped capacity. We are seeing more and more departments use this training centre on a regular basis.
“The Campbell River fire department uses our site a few times each year. This type of training is very necessary to ensure our firefighters can keep themselves safe while provide good service to our citizens.”
The Comox Fire Training Centre has a formal “service provider” agreement with the Justice Institute of BC. This partnership allows firefighters on Vancouver Island to received accredited training without having to travel to the mainland saving both time and money.
Since it formally started in 2002, Comox Fire Training Centre has seen over 1,900 firefighters attending their various training courses. The centre has been developed over many years and is now ranked as one of the best in the province.
The centre currently boasts two classrooms, two training towers; a “live fire” training building as well as numerous natural gas fueled training props.