PITT MEADOWS, BC – The City of Pitt Meadows has been awarded $25,000 for equipment for the new Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) as part of the province’s Community Emergency Preparedness Fund (CEPF), designed to enhance the resiliency of local governments in responding to emergencies.
“In the event of an emergency large or small, the City’s Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) is an integral part of the emergency response to ensure the safety of our community,” says Mayor Bill Dingwall. “Grants like this are a great support in helping to fund the equipment and resources needed to act quickly and efficiently in an emergency.”
The new Pitt Meadows Fire Hall will house the City’s EOC, which will now be outfitted with the new telescoping workstations, once construction is complete. The new EOC room and its workstations will be used for training, and other functions when not being used for emergency purposes.
“Pitt Meadows has done significant work over the past several years to enhance our emergency planning, response, and community preparedness” says Barbara Morgan, Manager of Emergency Programs. “This funding assists us in the purchase of equipment that will be needed to coordinate the emergency response efforts whether it be for a fire, flood, earthquake, or otherwise.”
The Emergency Operations Centre and Training funding stream through the CEPF is administered through the Union of British Columbia Municipalities (UBCM) to provide funding to local governments and First Nations in BC to support the purchase of equipment and supplies required to maintain or improve EOCs and to enhance EOC capacity through training and exercises.
For more information about Pitt Meadows Emergency Services, visit pittmeadows.ca/emergencypreparedness.
For more information please contact:
Manager of Communications & Community Engagement
City of Pitt Meadows