Thinking of a Career in Emergency Management?
- BY Nicole Pelette
The Government of Canada’s Public Safety Canada Department has announced a Call for Proposals for Search and Rescue New Initiatives Fund.
The intent of the Search and Rescue New Initiatives Funds (SAR NIF) is to enhance the effectiveness, efficiency, economy, and innovation of search and rescue activities as it relates to the response and prevention objectives of the National Search and Rescue Program (NSP).
The goal of the NSP is a Canada where the critical importance of search and rescue is reflected in a multi-jurisdictional approach to promoting individual, collective and organizational behaviors that minimize the risk of injury or loss of life while maintaining timely and effective response services.
Achievement of this goal rests on two primary objectives:
Prevention: Educate individuals and organizations on the assessment of risks and the importance of acquiring and using the knowledge, skills and equipment needed to minimize injury and/or loss of life;
Response: Ensure an effective and capable SAR response in all areas of Canada.
Those applying for SAR NIF funding must meet the following requirements in order for their application to be considered for funding: