North Island 9-1-1 Corporation adopts 2015 budget

North Island 9-1-1 Corporation, the regional emergency communications service provider on northern Vancouver Island and in the Powell River area, has adopted a 2015 operating budget of $2.3 million, and approved capital equipment expenditures of $146,000 funded from reserves. 

The operating budget is used to pay for the agreement with E-Comm to provide initial call answering for 9-1-1 calls and for operating and maintaining a fire dispatch and mapping system used for the dispatch of 50 fire departments covering a geographic area of approximately 60,000 square kilometres. 

The North Island 911 Corporation provides an emergency communication link between our citizens and visitors and the emergency responders serving our geographic area.  In 2014, there were over 60,000 9-1-1 calls for the NI911 area. 

For information on the North Island 9-1-1 Corporation, and other important things to remember when calling in an emergency, visit the website at www.nisl911.bc.ca.

 

The North Island 911 Corporation was established on January 5, 1995 to provide and manage emergency 911 services to the Comox Valley Regional District, the Strathcona Regional District and the Regional Districts of Mt. Waddington and Alberni-Clayoquot and a portion (School District No. 69) of the Nanaimo Regional District. The Powell River Regional District (excluding Lasqueti Island) joined the service in 1999.

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Media contact:
Wendy Byrne
Manager of financial services
Comox Valley Regional District
Tel:  250-334-6078