This last spring, C.A.R.E.S.S. has received a grant from the City of Coquitlam’s Spirit Grant program.

The funds have been used to purchase new radio equipment, solar and generator backup power, diagnostic tools and much more.

All of these are needed to upgrade our existing satellite trailer in order that it can be used more effectively in the event of needed backup emergency communications.

One of the key purchases is a 30 foot telescoping mast that will allow us to  deploy antennas quickly and safely while the trailer is placed into locations requiring backup data and voice communications.

With all of the critical equipment now acquired, the members will be working on the enhancements and upgrades to the trailer.

We will keep all informed of our progress.

C.A.R.E.S.S. graciously thanks the City of Coquitlam for this grant and continues to be ready to help the community with emergency backup communications in case of major emergencies.