The regional district’s Emergency Social Services volunteer group recommended a name change to Emergency Support Service in order to better describe the help it provides for all people that are displaced in an emergency.
Emergency Support Services is a more accurate name for the services provided by the group, which includes assistance for anyone forced out of their home or lodging because of fire, flood or any kind of emergency situation. The group helps with accommodation and lodging, clothing and food for victims of any disaster; whether it’s a house or apartment fire or the large scale evacuations that take place from time to time.
The name change was contemplated in order to best reflect the services that are provided.
A staff recommendation for the change came before the regional district’s Protective Services Committee for approval on December 20.