Team Rubicon has been conducting disaster training at Ness Lake Bible Camp near Prince George this week.
“What our organization aims to do is help people during disaster,” Jeff Becker, British Columbia Administrator for Rubicon.
“Typically we encounter them on their worst day, or one of them, and we try to help them take that first step towards recovery.”
This week at Ness Lake, Becker says the group trained in all of their core capabilities.
“We had a course on core operations, which is helping people who have been impacted by flood or weather events,” Becker explained.
“We were able to build real depth in our chainsaw operator program, for example, when significant wind events happen, then we can assist in ways with that.”
“We also had an opportunity to do a little bit of the field leadership training too, getting people trained up on incident management.”
This morning (Friday), a Team Rubicon flag was raised at city hall.
“I really think it’s beyond words to explain how important to have Team Rubicon here,” said Mayor Lyn Hall.
“I’ve said many times, Team Rubicon is a real safety net for us in our community and throughout the province.”
May 13th to 19th has also been proclaimed as “Team Rubicon Week” in Prince George.
— Darin Bain (@darin_bain) May 13, 2022