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CRD, CCSAR recognized by Emergency Management BC for 2017 Wildfire Efforts

The Cariboo Regional District and Central Cariboo Search & Rescue were presented with plaques Friday by Emergency Management BC for their tremendous work during the 2017 wildfires.

Accepting the plaque from regional manager for Northeast BC, Genevieve Fox on behalf of Central CCSAR was Chief Rick White and Don Trim.

“I was at the Hall myself- there were a few of us, and I was there for 29 days and it averaged out to 18 hours a day,” says White.

“We were ready, willing, and able, and did a lot of tasks for alerts and orders and a lot of checking the area. Just a whole a lot of hours by a whole lot of people and to be recognized by a group like EMBC is pretty remarkable.”

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Upon receiving the plaque with Director Al Richmond who was the Chair during the wildfire season, CRD Chair Margo said they are honored to receive this recognition, but would like to say that it really takes an entire community to respond to an emergency.

“Our residents, volunteer fire and search and rescue departments, Emergency Support Services volunteers, partner agencies, First Nations governments, BC Wildfire Service and the many other first responders and agencies involved all did an incredible job,” she said.

“They truly went above and beyond in serving our communities.”

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