Simulated forest fire is just an exercise

Mission emegency crews are in the Steelhead area, but it is only a simulation

If you see emergency vehicles rushing to Mission’s Steelhead area, don’t be alarmed.

An emergency simulation is in progress.

Today, June 6, the District of Mission is carrying out a simulated emergency in the Steelhead area. In partnership with the Coastal Fire Centre, the district will be simulating a response to a forest fire.

The Emergency Operations Centre will be opened and there will be fire trucks, police and ambulances in full response mode going to the area Tuesday morning (at 8 a.m.)

This event is a simulation and the Steelhead community has been informed.

The exercise is scheduled to wind down by 2 p.m.