Nechako Valley Search and Rescue (NVSAR) have been approved for a gaming grant of over $40,000 for new equipment and training.
The ground search and rescue program has been funded with $23,700 and the water search and rescue program has been funded with $20,800.
Non-profit organizations providing programs or services of direct benefit to the broader community are eligible to apply to the province for a community gaming grant.
With the help of district grant writer, Janice Baker, NVSAR applied for a $98,000 gaming grant in August to provide volunteers with further training and more advanced equipment.
Some of the money will go towards other water courses that the swift water rescue team needs to take in order to have the adequate skills for the variety of search and rescue scenarios that they could be faced with.
There’s also a number of pieces of equipment and clothing that they need in order to help facilitate rescues.
More advanced gear and equipment are also required for ground rescue crews.