Public safety messages that may affect you or your family are posted belowThe Comox Valley Emergency Program (CVEP) functions as a partnership between Comox, Courtenay, Cumberland and the Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) to provide coordinated emergency programming to the Comox Valley.

These vital programs are responsible for emergency preparedness, mitigation, response and recovery for the Comox Valley and its respective communities.

In addition to government planning for emergencies, it's also essential that we plan – as individuals – for our own safety and disaster recovery.  Comox Valley Regional Emergency Management offers personal, family, business and Neighbourhood Emergency Preparedness (NEPP) workshops. NEPP focuses on educating a neighbourhood/community to care for themselves under the concept of 'In it Togther'  and can be arranged throughout the year. Contact our office @ 250-334-8890.

The CVRD provides the community with access to emergency fire services and oversees the administration for the Comox Strathcona Regional Hospital District and the North Island 911 Corporation.

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News Updates and Public Safety Messages

News and public safety messages that may affect you or your family are posted below

Coastal Fire Rating Information

Effective at noon on Wednesday, 18 July 2018, a campfire ban will apply to all of the Coastal Fire Centre area, which includes Vancouver Island and the Lower Mainland, with the exception of Haida Gwaii and the "fog zone" running down the western coast of Vancouver Island. Gas, propane, or briquette cooking stoves are still permitted.

NOTE: This is a general rating for the CVRD. Check your fire district's rating on your local fire department's website:


Smoking Ban in CVRD Parks

For more information on the smoking ban in CVRD parks visit our Parks Conditions page.

High Fire Risk Activity Ban in Effect

For more information on the high fire risk actitivity ban in effect please visit our Fire Services page.

Air Quality Statement

Wildfire continues to impact air quality throughout the province.

For details visit