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By: CFA News

Category: Incidents - Bushfire

  2.39 PM 10 August, 2014

Location: General

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Eleven CFA members are on their way to Canada to provide support to firefighters in British Columbia as they tackle major bushfires.

The CFA members had a briefing with CFA CEO Mick Bourke and Deputy Chief Officer Joe Buffone on Saturday evening before flying out this morning (Sunday).

In total, 80 Australians will fly out in the coming days to the Canadian province after local authorities requested assistance from their Australian counterparts.

The fire personnel will join Incident Management Teams in specialist roles such as Incident Commanders, fire behaviour specialists, aircraft coordinators and a small number of senior fire-line roles including strike team leaders.

Fore more information see: CFA fireys to help Canada

Last Updated: 11 August 2014