102 Australian fire personnel assisting with wildfires in Canada

Aussie firefighters in Canada
Australian fire personnel gather at the airport before departing to assist Canada with their wildfires.

Country Fire Authority members in Australia were among 42 Victorian emergency management personnel who left recently for Canada to help fight the worsening wildfires in British Columbia and Alberta.

They’re part of a 102-strong Australian contingent organized by State Control Centre – Emergency Management Victoria who will spend the next 6 weeks filling specialist leader roles in operations, planning, air attack and incident control.

Author: Bill Gabbert

After working full time in wildland fire for 33 years, he continues to learn, and strives to be a Student of Fire. Google+

One thought on “102 Australian fire personnel assisting with wildfires in Canada”

  1. The Aussies do a great job, and have helped us here in the US numerous times since 2000.I’ve worked with their overhead many times, both here and DownUnda: easy transition.

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