Fire Danger Rating

HIGH - As of May 30, 2023


Effective at noon on May 18, 2023 Category 2 and Category 3 open fires will be prohibited throughout the Coastal Fire Centre's jurisdiction, this included Vancouver Island. This prohibition will be in place until October 31, 2023, or until the order is rescinded.

Please visit BC Wildfire Service to learn more about fire restrictions and bans.

Know Your Service Area

Identify your service area and your responding fire department contact information on this interactive map.

Throughout the Comox Valley, fire protection services are provided through various responding fire departments. These fire services may be provided directly by the community’s own fire department, or indirectly through a service agreement with a neighbouring municipality. Certain rural areas of the Comox Valley do not have fire protection services.

Fire Services Administration

The local governments within the greater Comox Valley work cooperatively to provide efficient and responsive fire protection to residents and visitors. Learn more about Fire Services Administration

Burning Regulations 

Burning regulations may be different depending on your location. In areas that have a fire regulation bylaw, the Fire Chief manages restrictions on burning based on the current local conditions and the resources that are available to fight fire. 

In areas that do not have a fire regulation bylaw, the Provincial regulations apply and are managed by the Province.

For more information on current burning restrictions in your area please contact your responding fire department. To identify your responding fire department and their contact information, please visit this interactive map.

Firefighter Recruitment

Visit our volunteer firefighter recruitment page.