NDP MLA Ronna-Rae Leonard says that people in the Comox Valley will benefit from emergency operations centre funding

July 11, 2022 at 10:10 am  Politics, Provincial

Comox – New Democrat MLA Ronna-Rae Leonard says that new provincial emergency preparedness funding will help improve emergency operation centres, and better equip locals governments and First Nations in Courtney-Comox to respond to emergencies and keep people safe.

Over $3.2 million in funding is being shared among 84 First Nations and local governments to help communities build or upgrade emergency operations centres (EOCs), purchase equipment, or enhance capacity through volunteer recruitment, retention and training.

“This new funding will help prepare the Comox Valley to respond quickly in the event of a disaster,” said MLA Ronna-Rae Leonard. “We want to keep our friends, families, and loved ones safe when they need support, and we are better equipped to do so with this investment.”

The Comox Valley Regional District is receiving $24,700 in funding for Hosting with Humility. This project will enable the community to expand their capacity to serve as a host community in the event of a nearby disaster.

Another project being funded in the region is detailed below:

  • K’ómoks First Nation – $24,327.19 for an EOC trailer and training.

Budget 2022 provides $2.1 billion to support communities in building back better from recent disasters, and to strengthen defences to make sure people across B.C. are protected from future disasters.

Learn More: https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2022PSSG0046-001073

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