Pitt Meadows receives $20,000 from province to expand ESS team

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Mar 25, 2024 – Brandon Tucker/Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows News

The government wants to help ensure that Pitt Meadows residents are properly prepared for a possible emergency with the help of a recent injection of nearly $20,000 in provincial funding toward the city’s Emergency Support Services (ESS) program.

This money is part of a province-wide rollout of ESS funding, which was paired with the announcement of a new one-day training option for communities, explained Bowinn Ma, minister of emergency management and climate readiness.

“Last summer, we heard from people who wanted to help evacuees but faced barriers in getting trained to do so,” said Ma.

“We’re acting on lessons learned by rolling out a new one-day training option to enable more people to respond in times of need, helping to ensure that evacuees are supported in an effective and timely manner.”

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