Government of Canada helps improve search and rescue in New Brunswick
“Search and rescue is a complex and extremely challenging line of work. In order to best support the search and rescue community, we need tools that help ensure Canada has the best system possible. I am pleased to see this funding provided to the Greater Fundy Ground Search and Rescue to help ensure an effective and capable search and rescue response in the region.”
- Karen Ludwig, Member of Parliament for New Brunswick Southwest
“Through the Search and Rescue New Initiatives Fund, the Government of Canada is proud to support more effective and coordinated search and rescue capacity—to provide better tools to help professionals and volunteers who respond to emergencies and work to prevent them before they happen. From updating our national emergency management framework to restoring funding for Heavy Urban Search and Rescue teams across Canada, the federal government is determined to pay greater attention to emergency planning, preparedness and response. I’m confident that today’s investment will help keep people safe in New Brunswick.”
- Alaina Lockhart, Member of Parliament for Fundy Royal
“This project is important to the development of ground search and rescue teams in South Eastern New Brunswick and their ability to provide better services to the population of the Bay of Fundy Region. Up until now, volunteers had to spend long hours in fundraising activities in order to get funding to provide the necessary training to all team members. In addition to receiving better training and equipment, they will be able to dedicate more time to planning and preparation for ground search and rescue operations.”
- Philip Howe, Executive Search Manager, Greater Fundy Ground Search and Rescue
Investments in the SAR NIF will:
- promote and support projects designed to develop and improve SAR prevention;
- enhance the effectiveness of the SAR response in federal, provincial and territorial jurisdictions; and,
- share SAR response and prevention best practices throughout the SAR community.
Through the SARNIF, the Government of Canada cost-shares up to 95% of funding for search and rescue projects. Recipients must obtain a minimum of 5% of the total project cost by way of in-kind and/or cash contribution.
Projects are selected through a merit-based process using objective and measurable criteria.
The Government of Canada has launched the 2019-2020 call for proposals for the SAR NIF. Proposals will be accepted until November 30, 2018.
Senior Advisor for Communications
Office of the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness
Public Safety Canada
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