Thursday, August 4, 2016

Prince Rupert Search and Rescue to share in provincial funding

Five Northwest Search and Rescue groups will be receiving a share of provincial funding in Northern British Columbia that is designed to be put towards training, administrative support and equipment renewals.

The Province announced the funding this morning, allocating 363,000 dollars to eight groups across Northern British Columbia.

In the Northwest, funding has been directed towards Prince Rupert Search and Rescue, along with groups in Terrace, Kitimat and Stewart.

The funding is part of the province's 10 million dollar commitment in one time funding towards the needs of Search and Rescue Groups in British Columbia. The funding delivered today builds on previous provincial contributions towards training, equipment costs, insurance and liability for the 80 groups across BC that provide Search and Rescue services.

The full announcement related to the current funding and future plans to increase investment in Search and Rescue in the province can be found here.

You can learn more about the work of the Prince Rupert Search and Rescue group from their Facebook page here.

More background on the work of all Emergency Responders in the Northwest can be found on our archive page.

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