Nanaimo search group receives grant

NANAIMO – Nanaimo Search and Rescue will use $77,222 of money from the B.C. government for equipment and training.

Nanaimo Search and Rescue will use $77,222 of money from the B.C. government for equipment and training.

The province announced that B.C. volunteer search and rescue groups would be getting their share of $10 million in January and is distributing the money now, said Tracy Grimsrud, B.C. government spokeswoman.

Rob Christopher, Nanaimo Search and Rescue Society president, said technological equipment, advanced first aid training, rope and swift-water rescue gear will be among the items purchased with the money.

The B.C. Search and Rescue Association, search and rescues liaison with the province and law enforcement, worked with search and rescue groups to distribute the money.

For more, please visit www.nanaimosar.bc.ca.

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