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300 firefighters from Canada are assisting with wildfires in Washington and Oregon

September 19, 2020  |  4:24 p.m. PDT

Darron Williams welcomes Canadian firefighters from the Merritt Fire Zone, B.C. L to R: Edge, John Noel, Darron Williams, Kendra Finch, and Steffens Hunt. NWCC photo.

Approximately 300 firefighters from Canada are in Washington and Oregon assisting with the Siege of ’20.

Canadian firefighters arrive in Redmond, Oregon
Canadian firefighters arrive in Redmond, Oregon. US Forest Service photo by Andre’ Ruoti.

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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+

10 thoughts on “300 firefighters from Canada are assisting with wildfires in Washington and Oregon”

  1. Brothers and sisters from the north. Do Canadian Wildland crews carry shelters? If not will be issued them before they head out to Line? Thoughts and Prayers to everyone out there

    1. Hello Jersey Boy.
      I was deployed 3 times to the USA from Ontario, Canada.
      No, we did not carry shelters in our province.
      Yes, we were trained in their use and issued shelters when we arrived.
      CK

  2. Not sure why we are needing Canadians to come help. We still have FFs in our own state that are waiting to be called out. I just got back from the Coldsprings fire yesterday and there were no re-assignments available.

    1. Quit complaining. I would be happy if I were you. Im sure Cal Fire Crews would take them in a min. Also being a retired wildland firefighter I would be happy for the 300 firefighters arriving.

  3. When fires burning in San Jose area badly I asked myself why no helps from other states in the US. Probably we need experienced fire fighters to deal with same type of fires burning now.

  4. This is to our firefighters from Canada… you are true heros putting your lives on the line in our defense. Many times you have come to our aid and I thank you from the heart. May you return to your families safely.💜 Angie from South Dakota

  5. To the Canadian FireFighter we thank you for great help you are bring us. Stay safe and may all you return home safely!

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