Comox Fire Rescue Passes Equipment to Ships Point Fire Department.

Media Release


Media Release : Fire Safety

For Immediate Release Contact:
Gord Schreiner
Fire Chief
Comox Fire Dept.
Tel. 339-2432

Comox Fire Rescue passes equipment to Ships Point fire department.

Comox Fire Rescue recently purchased new, state of the art self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA). They have passed on some of their now surplus, 16 year old SCBAs to Ships Point fire department.

Ship’s Point Fire Chief Terry Hoffart states: “We have a great relationship with Comox Fire Rescue and when we heard they were replacing their SCBA we worked we discussed with them the possibility of us getting some of their surplus equipment in exchange for a few used cylinders.”

Mayor Russ Arnott states; “We are pleased to be able to supply our own fire department with up to date safety equipment while at the same time assisting one of our smaller mutual aid partners. Our firefighters work extremely hard for our community and provide us with excellent service.”

Chief Gord Schreiner states: “It is great to see us helping out our smaller neighbours while at the same time putting into service new equipment here for our firefighters. This new equipment brings our department up to the newest standards for SCBAs. It is also great to see the strong support we have from our Mayor and Council. This is a win/win for all involved.”

(Photo: Mayor Russ Arnott hands over one of the dozen surplus SCBAs Comox is providing to Ships Point fire Chief Terry Hoffart.)