273 Selby St. Nanaimo BC, V9R 2R2
For all your fire prevention questions, Call 250-754-7641
About us


The MIFEL Family

Mid Island Fire Equipment is a family run business that has been serving Nanaimo and cities on Vancouver Island area since 1963. The business was started by Chris and Margaret Couchman and is now run by their son Tim Couchman and his family. We have a friendly and knowledgeable staff ready to help you with your fire safety needs.

We have been serving Commercial and Residential clients on on Vancouver Island for over 55 years. We are a TC (Transport Canada) registered and approved testing facility

Mid Island Fire Equipment are the only company on Vancouver Island that provides Hydrostatic testing of cylinders, and Co2 refilling (same day) between Honeymoon Bay and Campbell River, B.C.

We look after clients fire equipment on Vancouver Island from Duncan to Courtenay, Comox Valley, Bamfield, Port Alberni, Campbell River, The Southern Gulf Islands of B.C. and the West Coast (Tofino and Ucluelet).

We also provide specialty fire equipment services for purchase, installation, maintenance and repair. Mid Island Fire Equipment services a variety of industries such as Resorts, Hotels, Care Homes, Apartments, Restaurants, Industrial Facilities, Shopping Centres, Parkade and Institutional.

We are specialized in commercial and residential applications for, but not limited to:

Fire Extinguishers products/accessories, inspections, repairs, recharging and installs

Co2 cylinders/Refills

Fire alarm: inspections, repairs, installs

Sprinkler: inspections, fire hose inspections and product

Emergency lighting: inspections, repairs, installs and product sales


Mid Island Fire Equipment is certified to install and service (includes repairs or adjustments) Fire suppression systems for commercial kitchens by all the companies listed below. (we have taken courses that are offered by each company listed below to be able to install and service their equipment). All installs and servicing is done to the standards set by NFPA (national fire protection association) 17, 17a, 96 and to the specifications of the companies listed below.

The Annual and semi-annual inspections include, a full trip of the systems (without the release of any suppression fluids) to insure they are operating to the standards and regulation mentioned above

Range Gard
Pyro Chem

Please Contact us for additional information on services or products you require.

Happy Clients About Us

They have a storefront for home owners

Brenda Lucas

What a great group of guys and gals. Fast efficient and helpful. As the Safety Supervisor I depend on them and they never let us down. They also have a great selection of new and used extinguishers.

Kelly Cudney

I have been dealing with Tim and his staff for over 18 yrs with the company i work for. They are efficient, friendly and know their stuff inside and out. I highly recommend them.

Mike Parussini

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