COURTENAY, B.C. – Comox Valley residents looking to be part of the local emergency program can get more information at an open forum this week.

The Comox Valley Emergency Program (CVEP) is looking for volunteers to join their ranks within the CV Emergency Support Services and Emergency Radio Communications Team.

An information session is scheduled for Thursday, January 24th at the CVEP’s office at 3001 Moray Avenue in Courtenay.

The session runs from 7:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., with informal meet and greet at 8:30 p.m.

Volunteer training is free for all active volunteer members. The minimum age is 16, however volunteers 16 to 18 years require parent or guardian consent.

For more on the Comox Valley Emergency Program, visit