High School Search and Rescue Camp on Hornby Island

This is an excellent opportunity for High School aged young adults to get a tonne of great training without having to leave the island. They’ll come out of it with a Search and Rescue Certification from the Justice Institute, a St John’s Ambulance First Aid certificate, and six high school credits.

Registration opens for high school search-and-rescue training academy


Hornby Island Fire Rescue is thrilled to present Halloween fireworks on Tues, October 31 at 8PM sharp. The show will be at Outer Island Farm on the corner of DePape and Porpoise.

The best place to see the show will be at the water tank on DePape road. Please avoid driving on DePape between Porpoise and Jerow as there will be many people and kids in costume milling about. There is lots of parking at the side of the road on Porpoise and Seawright.

Big thanks to Jed and Karen Young and Jim and Pauline Garton for offering the use of their field for the display.

Practice near Co-Op tonight

Just a heads up that we will practicing our fire plan at Elder Housing tonight (Thurs, Oct 19). We will be connecting to the Co-Op water tanks via the standpipe near the Gas Bar entrance and will have hose lines laid across the road. The road won’t be closed but there will be someone to help cars safely cross our hose lines.

We will be there from 7:45PM to about 9:00PM. Please be extra careful around that intersection. It may be dark and rainy and there will be several fire fighters working on or beside the road.

New Tanker/Tender Truck Almost Complete

The brand new HIFR truck #66 is soon on its way. The black back is a 2000 gallon plastic water tank.

Rob Zielinski and I had a virtual tour of the new Hornby Island Fire Rescue tender. It is almost complete and is on track to be delivered in a week or two. We did a video conference with the folks at Fort Garry Fire Trucks at their factory in Winnipeg where they wandered around the truck with an iPhone showing us some of the features.

They will be sending a driver/trainer to drive the rig to Hornby Island and spend a day training us on its components. We’ll start using it in our training sessions before the end of September in the hopes of challenging the Superior Tanker Shuttle Accreditation test in the spring.

Water Ball

Hi everyone,
A tank of ours has sprung a leak and needs to be patched so rather than draining the water in the ditch we are going to be doing a fun team building exercise. One that dates all the way back to 1958 here in the Comox valley.

Water Ball!

So if you want to come see some folks get wet or if you want to try your hand at running a fire hose come on out to the ball park this Thursday August 31st at 7:30pm and cheer on those brave and soggy souls that take up the call.

Quana Parker
Deputy / Training Officer
Hornby Island Fire Rescue