Calgary Police are rolling out a new Mobile Command Vehicle this week, a need identified following the 2013 flood.
When parts of Calgary were devastated by the deluge of water, a mobile support vehicle was deemed essential based on its ability to provide command and logistic support at a disaster site.
The vehicle was custom-built by a company in Florida at a cost of $900,000 dollars. It can operate in natural disasters, search and rescues, and was designed to assist teams involved in high-risk situations.
The MCV was one of about 50 projects identified following the 2013 flood to help bolster community resiliency to future disasters.
Funding was provided by the Flood Resiliency Program.