Canada invests $1.4 million to improve search and rescue in Canada

Ottawa, ON

While Canadians play, work and explore outdoors, search and rescue personnel are ready to respond when someone is missing or in distress. The Government of Canada is committed to supporting the search and rescue community by providing the tools and technology it needs to better serve Canadians and ensure a seamless approach to operations across the country.

Today, on behalf of the Honorable Bill Blair, President of the Queen’s Privy Council and Minister of Emergency Preparedness, Parliamentary Secretary Yasir Naqvi announced $1.4 million in funding for Counter Crisis Technology Inc. The Funding, available through the Public Safety Canada Fund’s New Search and Rescue Initiatives, will support the development and implementation of a shared incident command system software solution for search and rescue volunteers and employees. ground rescue, including police departments across the country.

The new system will improve ground search and rescue, building on existing technology to improve coordination between search and rescue organizations, supporting the sharing of information, data and knowledge across jurisdictions. It will provide and support an integrated solution to police services across Canada, fostering mutual aid, cooperation and improving disaster response capabilities and outcomes for Canadians.

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Brandon D. James