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Fire Rescue Bylaws


In addition to the Act and Fire Regulations, Council has approved five bylaws to assist Mission Fire Rescue Service in its fire prevention activities. A short explanation of each bylaw is provided below. Full copies of these bylaws are available on this website.

Bylaw 2457-1992 Fire Rescue Service Bylaw

This bylaw identifies the type of response and services the Fire Department shall provide:

  • Fire suppression
  • Fire prevention
  • Hazardous materials response
  • Rescue
  • Medical assistance
  • Pre-fire planning
  • Disaster planning
  • Response to other emergencies

Bylaw 5962-2020 Burning Bylaw

  • Regulates yard debris cleanup fires
  • Regulates recreational fire pits
  • Regulates special occasion / ceremonial fires

Bylaw 3281-1999 Fire Prevention Bylaw

  • Fire protection and life safety equipment in occupancies other than private dwellings
  • Installation and maintenance of private fire hydrants
  • Controls the security of vacant buildings for fire safety (includes private dwellings)
  • Controls the accumulation of fire hazards in and around real property (includes around private dwellings but not in private dwellings)
  • Controls through a site inspection and permit system, the installation of fuel storage tanks at fuel dispensing stations
  • Controls through the submission of fire safety plans, hot application roofing operations

Bylaw 2929-1995 False Alarm Bylaw

  • Provides guidelines to charge owners for false alarm calls attended by Mission Fire Rescue Service

Bylaw 1706- 1987 Fireworks Bylaw

  • Outlines that the throwing, propelling, ejecting, lighting, firing, exploding, setting off, discharging or possession of firecrackers or other fireworks of every nature or kind is prohibited in the District of Mission
  • An organization can request a special permit in accordance with the Fireworks Bylaw.  A Fireworks Supervisor must be present and hold a current “Fireworks Operator Certificate” issued by Natural Resources Canada