February 25, 2016 - 8:30 AM
KELOWNA - Emergency calls made to fire departments in the Regional District of East Kootenay will soon be dispatched through Kelowna.
The regional district announced in a press release Wednesday it would spend $835,000 to have the Kelowna Fire Department use excess capacity in its dispatch system to replace the service now provided by City of Cranbrook Fire and Emergency Services.
Regional district spokesperson Sanford Brown promised a seamless transition between the two systems, which takes effect May 30.
Kelowna Fire Department already provides contract dispatch services to the Central Okanagan and Okanagan Similkameen regional districts, according to deputy fire chief Travis Whiting.
Kelowna will also provide records management as part of the contract, which runs for five years.
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