Mountain View County Region Deploys Platoon To Waterton Fire

A contingent of 12 volunteer fire fighters from Mountain View County is helping to battle the fire in Waterton Lake National Park.

The Mountain View County region has deployed its first platoon of volunteer firefighters to assist with the Waterton Lakes National Park fire.  
 
A total of one dozen firefighters from Carstairs, Didsbury and Olds departed on the morning of Tuesday, September 12th.
 
Scott Chant - Director of Operations with the town of Olds and Captain with the Olds Fire Department - says one of the things that makes firefighters a bit of a different breed is that they are always willing to help.
 
 
Chant says they took into account the fact that harvest is underway and a fire ban is currently in effect in Mountain View County - as well as the town's of Olds and Didsbury.
 
 
He notes the area residents are to be ensured that sufficient coverage is in place throughout the region.
 
Fire departments had been on notice from Alberta Emergency Management to provide a list of available equipment to deploy, according to Chant.
 
 
In addition to 12 volunteer firefighters the Mountain View County region has assigned a pickup truck, pumper truck and aerial truck to aid in the Waterton Lakes National Park fire efforts.

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