Ambulance staying

The ambulance stationed behind Comox Town Hall since early-January will operate from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday to Friday, the BC Ambulance Service said this week.

  • Feb. 10, 2011 10:00 a.m.
An ambulance stationed at Town Hall is serving Comox four days a week. From left: Coun. Russ Arnott, Courtenay/Comox unit chief Bob Perry, Coun. Marcia Turner, Mike Aubie and Mayor Paul Ives.

An ambulance stationed at Town Hall is serving Comox four days a week. From left: Coun. Russ Arnott, Courtenay/Comox unit chief Bob Perry, Coun. Marcia Turner, Mike Aubie and Mayor Paul Ives.

The ambulance stationed behind Comox Town Hall since early-January will operate from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday to Friday, the BC Ambulance Service said this week.

The vehicle had previously served as a transfer car in a broader area.

“This is a big step forward in improving ambulance service in the town and we are very pleased to have played a part in providing this enhanced level of service in co-operation with BC Ambulance to our citizens,” Mayor Paul Ives said.

Until recently, Comox relied on ambulances based out of the Cliffe Avenue station in Courtenay. Following a 90-day trial period, BC Ambulance will look at call volume statistics as it builds on the service.

“We anticipate a reduction in call (response) times,” said Mike Aubie, district superintendent of the Comox-Strathcona division of BC Ambulance.

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