Mission, BC—After two years of virtual Fire Prevention Week programming, Mission Fire Rescue Service is happy to invite the community back to meet its staff and Emergency Support Services team at locations throughout the city for the Fire Safety Grand Tour event on Sunday, Oct. 2.
“It has been more than two years since we were last able to host our Fire Safety Fair, so I want to encourage everyone to attend this year’s event in person,” said Mayor Paul Horn. “Not only will families have a chance to learn how to keep themselves safe, but it’s also an opportunity for a lot of fun and to say thank you to our dedicated fire team.”
The theme of Fire Prevention Week is “Fire Won’t Wait, Plan Your Escape.” Today’s homes burn faster than ever and a person’s ability to get out of their home safely depends on early warning from smoke alarms and advance planning.
While the annual family-friendly event has always centred around safety, this year the event aims to be more interactive by including a passport activity to encourage participants to travel and visit each of the safety stops across the city to engage and learn about specific themes. Completed passports will be entered to win a Nintendo Switch! A tour bus, courtesy of Mission Public Schools, leaves Station 1 at 12:45pm – please note space is limited and children must be accompanied by a supervising adult.
“We are pleased to be emerging strong from the pandemic with a whole new plan for our fire safety fair,” said Chief Mark Goddard. “Please join us on the Fire Safety Grand Tour that will take you on a unique adventure around Mission through safety themed stops. There will be tons of great information and displays for all ages to enjoy.”
Visit the Fire Prevention Week page to learn more.
Name: MFRS Fire Safety Grand Tour
Location: Various (see Safety Stop details below)
Time: Noon to 4 p.m.
- Mission Station 1
- Theme: Fire Won’t Wait, Plan Your Escape
- Location: 33330 7th Ave
- Mission Leisure Center
- Theme: ESS, emergency agencies, and Parks & Rec displays
- Location: 7650 Grand St.
- Junction Shopping Center
- Theme: Car Seats, BCAS, E-Comm, and RCMP displays
- Location: 32545 London Ave.
- Mission Station 3
- Theme: Traffic Safety, Public Works, Kids Fire House and Auto Ex Display
- Location: 30435 Silverhill Ave.
- Mission Station 2
- Theme: Kitchen Fires and Grease Fire Safety
- Location: 30514 Dewdney Trunk Rd.
- Steelhead Community Hall
- Theme: Firesmart, Forestry and Wildland Firefighting
- Location: 32972 Cardinal St.
Manager, Communications and Public Engagement
City of Mission