Tufts of foam waft out from fire suppression test at new Campbell River Hospital

Workers and residents nearby could see the foam emanating from the nearly complete facility

Workers and residents in the area around the new Campbell River hospital began noticing clumps of foam wafting from the roof of the nearly-completed facility this afternoon.

The foam came from a fire suppression test at the hospital’s heliport, said North Island Hospital Project spokesperson Dan MacLennan.

“This foam is designed to smother aircraft fuel fires and is commonly used at airports, including CFB Comox and Vancouver International Airport,” MacLennan said in an e-mail to the Campbell River Mirror.

The building is due to be opened this fall.


Foam rests on the ground at the southwest corner of the new Campbell River hospital site. Alistair Taylor/Campbell River Mirror

Clumps of of foam flitted through the air Tuesday afternoon after escaping from the roof of the new Campbell River Hospital. Alistair Taylor/Campbell River Mirror