Mission Fire Rescue Service set to open citywide on October 2 for Fire Prevention Week

Mission, BC—After two years of virtual Fire Prevention Week programming, Mission Fire Rescue Service is pleased to invite the community to meet with its staff and the Emergency Assistance Services team at locations across the city to the Fire Safety Grand Tour event on Sunday, October 2.

“It’s been over two years since we’ve been able to hold our Fire Safety Show, so I want to encourage everyone to attend this year’s event in person,” said the Mayor Paul Horn. “Not only will families have the chance to learn how to protect themselves, but it’s also a chance to have fun and give thanks to our dedicated firefighting team.”

The theme for Fire Prevention Week is “Fire won’t wait, plan your escape”. Homes today are burning faster than ever, and a person’s ability to get out of their home safely depends on the early warning of smoke alarms and planning ahead.

While the annual family event has always been safety focused, this year the event aims to be more interactive by including a passport activity to encourage attendees to travel and visit each of the safety stops across the city. to engage and learn more about specific themes. Completed passports will be entered to win a prize.

“We are thrilled to come out of the pandemic strong with a brand new plan for our fire safety show,” said Chief Mark Goddard. “Please join us for the Grand Tour of Fire Safety which will take you on a unique adventure around Mission through safety themed stops. There will be tons of interesting information and displays for all ages. “

Visit the Fire Prevention Week page to learn more.

Event details

Name: Large fire safety tower
Location: various (see safety stop details below)
Time: noon to 4 p.m.
No cost

Safety stops

  • Missionary post 1
    • Theme: Fire doesn’t wait, plan your escape
    • Location: 33330 7th Ave
  • Mission Recreation Center
    • Theme: ESS Display
    • Location: 7650 Grand St.
  • junction mall
    • Topic: Car seats, BCAS and vintage devices
    • Location: 32545 London Ave.
  • Missionary post 3
    • Theme: Road Safety, Public Works, Children’s Fire Station and Auto Ex Display
    • Location: 30435 Silverhill Ave.
  • Missionary post 2
    • Topic: Kitchen Fires and Grease Fire Safety
    • Location: 30514 Dewdney Trunk Rd.
  • Steelhead Community Hall
    • Theme: Fire-Smart, Forestry and Wildfire Fighting
    • Location: 32972 Cardinal Street.


Media Contact

Taryn Hubbard
Manager, Communications and Public Engagement
mission town
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