Comox firefighters Pascal Lafreniere

New equipment for CVGSR

Comox firefighters supply Search and Rescue with thermal imaging camera

  • Jan. 7, 2015 5:00 p.m.

Comox firefighters have donated a brand new thermal imaging camera to Comox Valley Ground Search and Rescue.

TI cameras have many uses including assisting with searches. CVGSR has borrowed TICs from the Comox Fire Rescue in the past as they have recognized their value when searching for a lost person.

“Our firefighters work hard all year helping people in so many ways,” said Comox Firefighters Association chair Terry Dean. “This is just another example of us trying to make a difference in people lives.”

“I am so proud of our firefighters, they are making a positive difference every day in the lives of many citizens,” Comox Fire Chief Gord Schreiner said. “These monies come from operating our Fire Training Centre whereas all surplus funds are put back into the community. It is a win/win for everyone.”

“This camera will be a great asset in the work we do,” said CVGSR president Scott Short.

“We are very pleased and excited to have received this generous donation from our good friends at Comox Fire Rescue.”

The Comox Fire Training Centre provides a full range of fire service training to fire departments around Vancouver Island and is partnered with the Justice Institute of BC.

 

Just Posted

Mount Washington zip line nearing completion

Once finished, the line will be the longest and steepest zip line on Vancouver Island

PHOTOS: Vancouver Island MusicFest revisited

This year’s lineup included Colin James, Tom Cochrane and lots more

Peninsula Co-op hosting matching gift campaign for BC Cancer Foundation

Company will match donations up to $75,000 for Vancouver Island residents battling cancer

Comox Valley military museum could be closed for a couple of months

HMCS Alberni site suffered water damage during a recent downpour

Feds lowered poverty line, reducing the number of seniors in need: documents

Liberals introduced a poverty line that was below the prior low-income cutoff

BCHL: Alberni Valley Bulldogs have been sold

Victoria company has purchased BCHL team, but will keep it in Port Alberni

“Does Kirby care?” B.C. First Nation’s group using geo-targeted ads in Houston, Texas for justice

The Heiltsuk Tribal Council has called out Kirby Corporation for the Nathan E. Stewart oil spill

Trudeau announces $79M investment for 118 more public transit buses across B.C.

Contributions from municipal to federal level to fund more buses in a bid to cut commutes

B.C. woman wins record $2.1 million on casino slot machine

‘That night was so surreal … I wasn’t able to sleep or eat for the first two days,’ she said

Fortis encourages transition to CNG, RNG

Commercial transportation is the largest contributor to B.C.’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions… Continue reading

After B.C. dad’s death, Technical Safety BC wants changes to trampoline park rules

Jay Greenwood, 46, did ‘a series of acrobatic manoeuvres prior to a fall that caused serious injury and cardiac arrest’

Cars keyed on BC Ferries after alarms bother dog on board

Delta police arrested one passenger on suspicion of mischief

Most Read