NELSON – New Democrat MLA Brittny Anderson says that emergency response and recovery efforts will be strengthened with funding for local emergency operations centres in Nelson and the Central Kootenay Regional District.
“Climate change impacts all of us and people deserve reassurance that their governments will be ready and prepared to take action when emergency events strike,” said Brittny Anderson, MLA for Nelson-Creston. “With this funding, local governments like the Central Kootenay Regional District and the City of Nelson will have greater resources in place to respond to emergencies and keep people safe.”
The following local governments are receiving funding:
- City of Nelson, Emergency Operation Centre Enhancement Project, $30,000
- Central Kootenay Regional District, Emergency Operation Centre Alternate Site project, $30,000
Nearly $3 million in funding from the Community Emergency Preparedness Fund (CEPF) is going to over 100 local governments and First Nations across B.C. The funding will assist in purchasing and installing equipment and supplies to maintain or improve emergency operations centres.
Emergency operations centres are an essential part of emergency response, where representatives come together to co-ordinate actions and resources, and to support people responding on the ground.