Our government knows how important new emergency management equipment is to modern police work.” – Peter MacKay Minister National Defence

By funding communications equipment for emergency responders in Pictou County, our government is ensuring we have the tools needed to help keep our communities and our neighbours safe,” he added.

Emergency management from prevention and mitigation to response and recovery is a shared responsibility. Government, at all levels, as well as first responders work in partnership to protect public safety.

Public Safety Canada’s JEPP program supports emergency preparedness projects, Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) and critical infrastructure initiatives across Canada. JEPP funding allows for the purchase of emergency response equipment such as:

Radio and Telecommunications Equipment

Emergency Generators

Protective Equipment

Sensors for Hazardous Apparatus

Thermal Imaging Cameras

Search and Rescue Equipment

For more information on JEPP, USAR, and critical infrastructure, please visit www.publicsafety.gc.ca.

For information on how to prepare for emergencies and other safety-related information visit: www.getprepared.gc.ca and follow us on Twitter @Get_Prepared.