Thursday April 19, 2012
City Hall News
helps support City's emergency preparedness
Submitted by Meghan Hurst, Voodoo
from the Government of Canada will support the City of Chilliwack
Emergency Preparedness Program. The Joint Emergency Preparedness
Program (JEPP) funding will be used to improve communication
technologies in Chilliwack's alternate Emergency Operations Centre.
emergency response agencies and the public is critical in the event
of a large scale emergency or disaster situation," said Jim
MacDonald, Chilliwack Emergency Operations Coordinator. "The new
equipment this funding will provide will help facilitate this goal."
The $400 has allowed the Emergency Program to improve its radio
systems, so that emergency responders and decision makers will not
have to rely on telephones and existing first responder networks.
These networks can be unreliable following a large scale emergency
The Government of Canada contributes to emergency preparedness and
critical infrastructure protection projects and initiatives. JEPP is
sponsored by Public Safety Canada and administered provincially by
Emergency Management BC.
The City of Chilliwack has an ongoing commitment to provide services
to citizens in the event of an emergency or disaster. While the City
has emergency plans in place for every possible emergency or natural
disaster situation in Chilliwack, it is vital for each family to
have an emergency plan as well. For more information about creating
an emergency plan for your family and details on hazards in our
area, please go to
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