Nova Scotia's Wildfire Fighters to Help Alberta

Department of Natural Resources (to July 2018)

May 25, 2018 3:59 PM

Nova Scotia has answered the call to help control forest fires in Alberta.

A 27-person crew from the Department of Natural Resources is leaving Halifax early Saturday, May 26.

There are several wildfires burning in Alberta and the crew’s exact location and length of stay is to be determined.

The assistance from Nova Scotia was requested through the Canadian Interagency Forest Fire Centre to help control and extinguish the Alberta wildfires. The Department of Natural Resources will ensure that proper firefighting resources are maintained within Nova Scotia.

Nova Scotia is a member of the Canadian Mutual Aid Resource Sharing Agreement, established in the early 1980s, which ensures all provinces and territories will receive help if forest fires become too big to handle. The affected province covers the costs of the jurisdictions sending help.


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     A 27-person crew from the Department of Natural Resources

is leaving Halifax early Saturday (May 26th) to help fight

wildfires in Alberta.

     There are several wildfires burning in Alberta and the

crew’s exact location and length of stay is to be determined.

     Nova Scotia is a member of the Canadian Mutual Aid Resource

Sharing Agreement which ensures all provinces and territories

will receive help if forest fires become too big to handle. The

affected province covers the costs of those sending help.

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Media Contact: Bruce Nunn
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              Email: bruce.x.nunn@novascotia.ca