Mission, BC—In hot and dry weather like the kind Mission has been experiencing this week, Mission Fire Rescue Service would like to remind residents to keep FireSmart and stay alert to fire risks in the community.
“One of the great things about living in Mission is the forest,” said Nathan Unger, Fire Inspector and Educator at MFRS. “For those residents who live in the forest interface, it’s especially important to stay attentive to the fire risks on their properties and take action to proactively reduce them.”
Ensuring gutters are clear of debris, maintaining lawns, and storing firewood away from a home are all easy ways to reduce fire risks. FireSmart BC includes guides and resources on their website with tips on how to make a home more wildfire resilient.
Earlier this year the City of Mission hosted virtual FireSmart Forums to share tips and strategies with residents living in the forest interface, as well as free community chipping to help reduce potential fuel throughout North Mission.
Beyond the forest interface, everyone has a role to play in keeping the community safe during dry conditions.
“No fire is too small,” Unger added. “If you see a fire of any size, please call 911 to report it.”
Manager, Communications and Public Engagement