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MFRS Mission Statement

To provide service to the community by protecting life, property and environment through prevention, public education and emergency response with well-maintained equipment and highly trained, dedicated personnel.

The Mission Fire Rescue Service is a progressive department, using the National Fire Protection Standard 1001 and the British Columbia Office of the Fire Commissioner Playbook as the basis for 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. The Mission Fire Rescue Service has a strong commitment to fire safety, and the Department offers a multitude of public education programs. Regular fire safety inspections are done by the Department to ensure compliance with the Fire Services Act and the BC Fire Code. The Mission Emergency Management program is stewarded by Mission Fire Rescue staff and actioned by all City staff. The Mission Fire Protection Master Plan contains critical components for the provision of fire protection for the City of Mission moving forward.

The three primary functions of the Mission Fire Rescue Service, emergency response, fire prevention,  and emergency management are carried out by 21 career staff as follows, along with 75 Paid on Call Firefighters who work out of three fire stations strategically located with the boundaries of the City:

  • Fire Chief
  • Assistant Chief, Operations & Training
  • Assistant Chief, Fire Prevention
  • Manager Emergency Program
  • Lieutenant Fire Prevention
  • Fire Inspector/Educator
  • 4 Fire Platoons each with one Captain and three Career Firefighters
  • Administration office with one Assistant and one Clerk

Fire Station No. 1 on 7th Avenue acts as headquarters and provides administrative and logistical support for all stations. Fire Stations 2 and 3 are completely staffed by paid on call members with a District Chief in charge.

Operations

Mission Fire Rescue Service responds to approximately 2,500 calls per year, dispatched from E-Comm. These calls include:

  • Fires
  • Alarms
  • Medical Calls
  • Static Water Rescues
  • Low-Angle Embankment Rescues
  • RCMP Assist
  • Hazardous Materials Operations
  • Motor Vehicle Incidents
  • Public Service Calls

Training

  • All personnel train to the NFPA 1001 Professional Firefighter Standard according to the British Columbia Office of the Fire Commissioner playbook.
  • All personnel receive 120 hours of recruit training prior to being assigned to a company, and also serve a one year probationary period.
  • All personnel are trained to the Medical First Responder Level III.
  • Regular training consists of four two-hour sessions per month.
  • All personnel attend Spring and Fall four-hour practical training sessions in Maple Ridge each year.
  • Duty Crew equipment checks are carried out each Sunday.
  • Standby Crews provide weekend coverage during peak holiday periods.

Fire Prevention

The Department conducts inspections and investigations, as well as responding to complaints and questions from the public.

The Mission Fire Rescue Service carries out a variety of educational programs utilizing a combination of career and paid on call staff.  These programs include, but are not limited to:

  • Fire Safety Education (Kindergarten to Seniors)
  • School programs
  • Fire Station tours
  • Fire extinguisher training
  • Lectures
  • Fire safety displays
  • Fire Prevention Week activities
  • Social media content