Province Boosts Urban Search And Rescue Unit

Posted on Thursday, January 11, 2018 10:36 AM

Thunder Bay's special emergency rescue team is getting some help from the province.

MPP Bill Mauro says the government has invested in the local unit and our Fire Chief is excited about it.

"They're very excited about this piece. Thunder Bay is a hub when it comes to this issue. Is better positioned now to better respond to an urban search and rescue issue in Thunder Bay and across the province as well."

It's part of changes Ontario has made to its emergency management program in light of the Elliot Lake Mall collapse in 2012. (File photo)