FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The South Peace Emergency Response Team and The Tumbler Ridge Search and Rescue Team are both recipients of government funding.
The South Peace Emergency Response Team was awarded $35,534.10 while The Tumbler Ridge Search and Rescue Team received $25,000.
The funding originates from the B.C. government’s $10-million in one-time funding commitments to the BC Search and Rescue Association (BCSARA).
The money is used for training, administrative support, and equipment renewals.
Peace River South MLA Mike Bernier says it is important to recognize the tough work these workers do.
“We owe a debt of gratitude to our troops of tirelessly dedicated search and rescue volunteers. They work in complex terrain and challenging environments.”
The $10-million in funding from the government will take place over 2 years.