The Regional District of Fraser-Fort George is looking at spending $3.3 million over the five years to improve the 9-1-1 service in the area.
The board was presented with a strategy Thursday that considers the impact of service requirements and the integration of new technology to ensure the system can meet future needs. The strategy looks at working with the city in the process of planning for the replacement of a new fire hall where the Fire Operations Coordination Centre (FOCC) will be located as well as a back-up location on Regional District property on Opie Street in Prince George.
The Regional District of Fraser-Fort George provides 9-1-1 services to municipalities and electoral areas of the Regional District of Fraser-Fort George, Cariboo Regional District, Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako, Regional District of Central Kootenays and the Regional District of Kitimat-Stikine. The 9-1-1 service area covers 241,111 square kilometres. The 9-1-1 Emergency Service provided by the Regional District of Fraser-Fort George also includes fire/rescue radio dispatch and communication services. The FOCC located in the City of Prince George Fire Hall No. 1 dispatches more than 79 fire/rescue agencies located within the 9-1-1 service area.