Cold Lake sends additional firefighters to Wood Buffalo-Fort McMurray area

Cold Lake sends additional firefighters to Wood Buffalo-Fort McMurray area

The City of Cold Lake is sending an additional five Cold Lake Fire-Rescue members and another fleet vehicle with firefighting equipment to the Wood Buffalo-Fort McMurray area. The additional resources will augment the personnel and assets the City already has contributed to efforts, bringing the total contribution to 10 Fire-Rescue Members, one pumper truck and two fleet vehicles with additional firefighting equipment.
 
The additional crew will allow the pumper truck to run longer shifts as the efforts to battle the wildfire continue.

Cold Lake’s contribution was undertaken after a review of all available resources and the resources needed to maintain effective service in the City of Cold Lake.

The Cold Lake RCMP Detachment is also sending an additional four members to the area, bringing the total number from the local detachment to seven.

Wednesday, May 4, 2016