Firefighters join forces to assist in British Columbia

Firefighters from MN, MI and WI mobilize to Kamloops, British Columbia
Firefighters from MN, MI and WI mobilize to Kamloops, British Columbia

Cooperating agency employees from Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan will join Ontario crew resources in Dryden July 25 to form three 20-member crews to assist British Columbia firefighters with their fires in the Kamloops area. The Great Lakes Forest Fire Compact (GLFFC) was enacted to provide support.  This partnership provides opportunities for cooperation and collaboration across international borders as well as staff professional development experiences.

Firefighters packing gear
Firefighters pack gear to conform to weight restrictions

Firefighters repack gear to stay within the 65 pound weight limit, which includes PPE, tent, mat and sleeping bag.