FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Eight BCSARA teams in northern British Columbia are receiving $363,000 this year as part of the Province’s $10 million, one-time funding commitments to the BC Search and Rescue Association (BCSARA).
The money will go toward training for technical search-and-rescue, personal protective equipment, and other equipment that supports search and rescue teams.
The following 8 groups will be getting the funding:
- Fort Nelson Search and Rescue
- North Peace Search and Rescue
- Archipelago Search and Rescue
- Atlin Search and Rescue
- Kitimat Search and Rescue
- Prince Rupert Search and Rescue
- Stewart Search and Rescue
- Terrace Search and Rescue
Pat Pimm, MLA for Peace River North says the funding is great for those who explore the lovely nature we have but can be unprepared.
“British Columbia’s Peace River Region is an incredible place to take in the great outdoors and raise a family, but many areas of our unspoiled wilderness hold inherent risk for those who are unprepared. We will continue to support emergency responders who help mitigate that risk and, in turn, the overall safety of British Columbians.”