The Cariboo Regional District (CRD) received Joint Emergency Preparedness Program (JEPP) funding to continue its emergency operations planning and preparedness activities throughout the region.
The grants, totalling $7,682.00 were used to purchase equipment for the CRD primary emergency operation centre (EOC), backup portable communication equipment. It also partially funded a spring readiness symposium that brought stakeholders in emergency planning and response together to discuss possible events and share ideas and lessons learned from past events.
Whether it is used for training, the purchase of emergency response equipment, or emergency planning exercises, the JEPP investment is a pro-active method aimed to reduce the loss of human life, injuries, as well as property damage costs associated with an emergency.
The federal government, in consultation and co-operation with provincial and territorial governments, contributes to emergency preparedness and critical infrastructure protection projects and initiatives through the JEPP.
For further information about the CRD’s Emergency Operations Program, visit the website at www.cariboord.bc.ca or contact the protective services department at 250-392-3351 or toll free at 1-800-665-1636.