$80-million to be invested by BC Government for emergency preparedness across the province

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The government of BC has announced that they will be investing over $80-million towards emergency preparedness within the province. They say they will be providing the Union of BC Municipalities with $32-million to establish a Community Emergency Preparedness Fund that will aid in disaster response and recovery through structural mitigation, flood-risk and evacuation route assessments, Emergency Operations Centre IT equipment, as well as, capital purchases, exercises and training for Emergency Social Services.

Money will also be invested to the following public safety partners:
1) Fire Chiefs Association of BC – $1.63 million
2) Canada Task Force 1 – $1 million
3) Marine Environmental, Observation, Prediction and Response Network – $800,000
4) The Salvation Army of BC – $700,000
5) BC Search and Rescue Association – $500,000
6) Avalanche Canada – $500,000
7) Provincial Emergency Program Air (PEP Air) – $100,000
8) Canadian Red Cross – $100,000

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