Mission Search & Rescue would like to wish everyone in Mission and the surrounding area a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. It has been another busy year in and around Mission for the team. Other search & rescue teams in the province also experienced higher than average call volumes.
As you are heading out this holiday season to enjoy the outdoors, please ensure you are prepared. Many of the calls that teams had this year were related to unprepared hikers, fishermen, skiers, etc. Here are some things you can do:
- Plan your trip using the tools found here: https://www.adventuresmart.ca/trip_safety/planning.htm
- Survival Guide – what to take with you: http://missionsar.com/education/survival-guide/
- Check the local weather: http://www.theweathernetwork.com/ca/
Most of all, have a safe and happy holiday season.
Cheers from Mission Search & Rescue