Search and Rescue groups awarded funding

DAWSON CREEK, B.C. – The Peace River Regional District has awarded $50,000 in funding for local Search and Res…

DAWSON CREEK, B.C. – The Peace River Regional District has awarded $50,000 in funding for local Search and Rescue (SAR) groups.

The District voted in favour of the funding at their July 22nd Board Meeting.

The $50,000 in funding will be broken up between three groups.  North Peace SAR Society will receive $25,273, South Peace Emergency Response Team will receive $9,978.14, and the Tumbler Ridge Search and Rescue Society will get $14,748.86.

North Peace SAR will use their funding for operational costs including vehicle insurance, annual fees and licensing, annual training, and equipment upkeep.

South Peace Emergency Response Team will use their funding for insurance, phone, licenses, and minor equipment replacement and maintenance.

Tumbler Ridge SAR will use their funding for operational costs including trailer and truck insurance, SAT fees, and the rental fee for the truck bay.

Funding is given out annually through the Peace River Regional District’s Search and Rescue Grant Policy.

More information on grants and board meeting minutes can be found on the District’s website.

 

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