The last time Mission Fire Rescue Service had the opportunity to burn a building for a live-fire exercise was on Moss Street several years ago. Photo courtesy of MFRS.

The last time Mission Fire Rescue Service had the opportunity to burn a building for a live-fire exercise was on Moss Street several years ago. Photo courtesy of MFRS.

Mission firefighters to conduct 2 day, live-fire exercise in Stave Falls area

‘Do not be alarmed,’ as 2 vacant homes are set on fire on Nov. 21 and 22, department says

Two vacant homes in the Stave Falls area are set to be burned in a live-fire exercise by Mission Fire Rescue Service over the weekend.

The department has been given permission to use the homes in their all-day exercises (8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.), which will take place on the 30700 block of Dewdney Trunk Road on Nov. 21 and 22, according to a MFRS social-media post.

The exercise will not impact the regular emergency-response procedures for the community, the post says.

“This training provides the members of the department with the opportunity to practise tactics and skills that are needed when attending structure fires,” said Assistant Chief Nick Rychkun. “Please do not be alarmed if you see smoke in that general area as it is part of the training exercises.”

Missionites should not try to attend and watch the drill, and the site will be closed to the general public, Rychkun said.

Regular COVID-19 safety protocols will be enforced and followed throughout the exercise.

RELATED: Mission firefighters to get new interim training centre

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