Sooke Fire Rescue have $2,000 for new equipment through a BC Hydro’s Community Grant Porgram. (Black Press Media file photo)

Sooke Fire rescue gets BC Hydro boost

Funds for new equipment part of Community Grant program

Firefighters in Sooke can put some new gear on a charge card, courtesy of currency from BC Hydro.

Sooke Fire Rescue will receive $2,000 for new equipment through the power company’s grant program that helps organizations committed to making a difference in the community.

The funds will be used to replace aging medical aid equipment, allowing a higher level of pre-hospital care for the wide range of emergency and non-emergency services Sooke Fire Rescue provides.

READ ALSO: BC Hydro to stop disconnections for those impacted by COVID-19

The grants are aimed at projects focused on building the workforce of tomorrow, safety education, and developing smart energy ideas, BC Hydro said in a news release. BC Hydro offers Grassroots Grants of up to $2,000 for local programs, and up to $10,000 for organizations expanding or developing programs in multiple communities through its Broad Impact Grants.

The next call for community grants begins on Feb. 1, 2021. Visit for more information

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