Cranbrook Fire and Emergency Services is aiming to receive extra funding for two important projects in the new year.
Cranbrook council approved a funding application at Monday night’s meeting for wildfire mitigation work.
This as the department is also seeking money from the Community Resiliency Investment program, a fund of $100,000 per year to fund fire smart activities.
Acting director Scott Driver says while the CRI program would be useful, it would not be enough to cover all the projects the department wants to tackle.
“We’re putting in a very comprehensive multi year application,” Driver says. “We’ve been told by some of the funding representatives that a large application like that would be looked at, considered, and likely moved into a different string of funding so that we can maintain the momentum we’ve made in the last couple of years.”
The specific areas the department wants to work on are the Canadian Rockies International Airport and the Gold Creek Maintenance Unit.
– Scott Driver, Acting Director of Cranbrook Fire and Emergency Services.