Mission Fire/Rescue Service
Mission Fire/Rescue Service is a progressive department, using the National Fire Protection Standard 1001, and the British Columbia Firefighter Certification Programs as a basis for Officer and Firefighter training. This has resulted in a well trained and effective fire service operation. The Department employs the Incident Command System for Emergency Incidents, resulting in a safe and efficient emergency scene.
Mission Fire/Rescue Service has a strong commitment to fire safety. The Department offers public education programs, varying from lectures on fire safety to extinguisher training for industry. An interactive Hazard House provides fire safety education to children, and is brought into the schools periodically throughout the year. In addition, regular fire safety inspections are done by the Department to ensure compliance with the Fire Services Act and the BC Fire Code.
Mission Fire/Rescue Service strives to offer the best fire service possible to the citizens of the District of Mission and within the guidelines and resources afforded it by the Council of the District of Mission.
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Mission Fire/Rescue Service (Headquarters)
33330 – 7th Avenue
Mission, BC V2V 2E3
Burning Complaints 604-826-2313
Hours of Operation
Monday to Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
District of Mission Emergency Response Plan
This Plan guides the operations, organization, responsibilities and coordination necessary to provide for effective response and recovery from major emergencies or disasters in the jurisdictional area of the District of Mission. View this Plan here: District of Mission Emergency Response Plan
Prepared BC is the government’s one stop-shop for online preparedness information, including hazard-specific information, how to build an emergency kit, how to prepare your household and how to connect with your neighbours in advance of a disaster.
The website also features three new resources:
- PreparedBC: Household Preparedness Guide: Since preparedness starts in the home, this eleven-step guide has all the information needed to get prepared now, such as building an emergency kit, gathering items for your grab-and-go bags and identifying a safe meeting place.
- In it Together: Neighbourhood Preparedness Guide: This eight-step guide will help people connect with their neighbours in the spirit of community resiliency and disaster readiness. Join forces with your neighbours so you collectively know what to do in an emergency, who to check on and what resources are available nearby.
- Basic Emergency Supply Kit card: A graphics-based, easy to follow resource that identifies essential emergency preparedness supplies.
All of these resources are available on the PreparedBC website for downloading.
The Mission RCMP serves a rapidly growing and diverse community with a population of approximately 40,000 district residents. Headed by Inspector Richard Konarski, Mission Detachment is a 48 municipal and 6 provincial officer detachment providing key services and programs in general duty policing, community response, street crime policing, forensic identification, general investigations, police dog service, traffic and administrative support. For the most up to date news, alerts, requests for information and opportunities, please visit the official Mission RCMP website.
Search & Rescue
Mission Search & Rescue’s Team is made up of dedicated men and women who provide
- Assistance to the RCMP and other policing agencies and the BC Ambulance Service in the search and rescue of missing and injured persons.
- Assistance to municipal fire departments in the rescue of trapped or injured persons.
- Assistance to the RCMP and other policing agencies and the Provincial Coroner’s Services in body recovery operations.
- Assistance to Municipal, Provincial, and Federal agencies in search, rescue, communications, and other aid during civil emergencies and/or natural disasters.
- Provide mutual aid assistance to neighboring Search and Rescue Teams.
- Promote leadership in outdoor education with emphasis on safety, first aid, search and rescue techniques and other facets of wilderness survival.
Although Mission Search and Rescue is comprised of volunteers, the life saving service provided by the team requires that the standards of Unpaid Professionals be maintained when assisting Municipal, Provincial and Federal agencies.
Mission Search and Rescue is a registered charitable non-profit society, and is administered by elected Executive Officers for the overall operation of team affairs. These include budgeting, management of accounts, equipment, fundraising, training and other key activities.
Mission Search and Rescue takes pride in offering an essential community service and, in addition to it’s search and rescue activities, participates regularly in a number of community events.
The team also presents public information and education programs throughout the year to schools, youth organizations and other interested groups.
Mission Search and Rescue team consists of approximately 25 active members. Not everyone goes into the field during an incident. There are search managers, communications people, media and public relations people and some members that are involved solely in community events and public education.
SAFE STEPS is a pan-Asian public service initiative aimed at providing people with key educational messages on how to prepare for natural disasters. It has been developed in partnership between Prudence Foundation and National Geographic Channel with international boxing champion and humanitarian Manny Pacquiao as the programme ambassador.
SAFE STEPS is a long-term disaster preparedness educational programme with multiple platforms that can be shared through community-based activities. Core to the programme is a series of 60-second educational videos providing key life-saving information for different disasters. These advisory tips have been approved by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.