COMOX, B.C. – Comox firefighters are doing their part to get motorists to ease off the gas pedal.

The Comox Firefighters Association recently donated $2,000 as partial costs for two new speed indicating signs near Brooklyn Elementary School on Guthrie Road.

“I am so proud of our firefighters for their support of so many important projects in our community,” said chief Gord Schreiner.

“These speed control signs have proven to reduce speeds in the areas they are used. Reducing speeds makes it safer for of all the road users in that area.”

Funds for projects like this come from small surpluses from the Comox Fire Training Centre, which is used by hundreds of visiting firefighters every year.

Over the past few years the Comox firefighters have donated over $100,000 into their community including supporting the purchase of more than 30 public use automatic external defibrillator (AED).