A program designed to help firefighters save lives after being critically injured in an avalanche on the Canadian side of the border is receiving a $250 million upgrade.
The Royal Canadian Mounted Police says the program, known as RCA Remote Control, will provide remote support to the RCMP for emergencies such as fires, avalanches and landslides.
The program has been in development for about three years.
It will provide a variety of services to firefighters, including the ability to call in support teams from across the country.
It is expected to cost about $100 million, according to a government press release.
The program was announced in May to help improve the safety of firefighters and other emergency responders.
It was funded through the Canada 2020 strategic partnership.
The RCMP previously funded a similar program for the Canadian Forces.