Tassie firies to fight Canadian wildfires

May 24, 2023 8:09 pm in by

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21 Tasmanians are heading to Canada – as a part of a greater Australian contingent – to assist with wildfire response.

The highly trained personnel come from the Tasmania Fire Service, the State Emergency Service, Parks & Wildlife, and Sustainable Timber Tasmania.

While there, they’ll perform a range of duties, from firefighting to public communication.

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It comes after the National Council for Fire and Emergency Services in Australia and New Zealand received a request from Canada for assistance in Northern Alberta, as the region battles more than 200 wildfires, burning over 1.8 million hectares.