Comox Fire Rescue Unveils New Aerial Ladder Fire Truck - May 24

Comox Fire Rescue Tower 35
Public Notice

The community is invited to the unveiling of the new aerial ladder fire truck (Tower 35) at a ceremony and open house on Friday, May 24, 2024. Mayor Nicole Minions and Fire Chief Gord Schreiner will be speaking at the event.   

Itinerary:         2:00 – 4:00 p.m. Open House – truck demo and walk-around
                        4:00 – 5:00 p.m. Formal welcoming and special dedication

Dedication:    The new fire truck will be dedicated to John Marinus, an active community member who volunteered on numerous projects in the Comox Valley. He served for several years on the Rotary and was known as the “the Ducky Guy” for his role in selling Ducky 500 tickets every year. He served on Comox Town Council for 5 consecutive terms as Councillor and 37 years for Comox Fire Rescue.    

Location:         Comox Fire Hall, 1870 Noel Avenue

About the Fire Truck:
The new fire truck, Tower 35, has a reach of 110’ and features a three-person platform bucket on the end of the ladder. The new platform allows victims to be lowered to the ground two or three at a time, which is safer and more efficient for the firefighters. The aerial has an elevated water stream of 1,000 gallons of water per minute. The truck also features a built-in idle system, equipment that operates with rechargeable batteries, and “Crew Protect," a multi-threat air filtration system designed to clean cabin air. 

Comox Fire Rescue provides a variety of preventative and emergency services to the Town of Comox and the Comox Fire Protection Improvement District, the Bates/Huband Local Service Area and K'ómoks First Nation.  


Media Contact:
Gord Schreiner, Fire Chief