EMERGENCIES: DIAL 911
Emergency Support Services
Emergency Program Manager Monique Weir 604-820-3788
Mission Fire Rescue Service Administration Office, 33330 – 7th Avenue, Mission, BC V2V 2E3
Personal emergency preparedness and emergency planning education is available to City of Mission community groups. Please submit a MFRS Emergency Dept. Education request form.
Emergency Support Services
ESS is a provincial emergency response program. What we do:
ESS volunteers deliver short-term services required to preserve the well-being of people affected by an emergency or disaster. We attend at the scene of fires, floods or similar events. We provide emotional support. We act as a liaison between evacuees and first responders. We provide for immediate needs such as food, clothing and shelter. We coordinate mass care during large disaster events.
We assist by:
- Providing care for up to 72 hours after a crisis event
- Helping people to meet their basic survival needs during a disaster by providing food, clothing and shelter
- Reuniting families and individuals separated by disaster
- Providing people with accurate and up-to-date information about the emergency
- Helping people to re-establish themselves as quickly as possible after a disaster
Get Emergency Ready – A Guide for Mission Residents
Emergencies can happen at any time and any place. During times of emergency, there may be many people in need of assistance. It may take up to 72 hours for emergency services to organize and dispatch resources. This means that residents have an important role to play in emergency preparedness. In this booklet is some information that you can use to help protect yourself and your loved ones in the event of an emergency. This booklet has been designed to address specific hazards that our community faces and provides information and links for you to ensure that you are prepared.
City 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 City of Mission.
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 these resources:
1. 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.
2. 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.
3. Household Emergency Kit and Grab-and-Go Bag: Gather and organize your emergency supplies now so you’re ready when disaster strikes.
All of these resources, and other, are available on the PreparedBC website for downloading.