Thursday, May 19, 2011

Calgary Fire Department deployed to Slave Lake

The Calgary Fire Department (CFD) has fully mobilized in Slave Lake, AB. and continues to work alongside 26 other protective services departments to provide fire suppression support for the town which has been devastated by wildfires.

More specifically, CFD is assisting with fire command and fire operations within the township iteself, which includes fire protection of the homes and
buildings. CFD is a resource for the command structure in place at Slave La

In addition to 114 fire suppression personnel, also providing support from Calgary are members from the Calgary Emergency Management Agency and Canada Taskforce 2 (CANTF2).

The Calgary Fire Department has also provided vehicles and apparatus including fire supression apparatus and a number of other vehicles to support their firefighting effo
rts. CANTF2, which is funded through the Federal Government and works under the direction of the Calgary
Emergency Mana
gement Agency has provided their Emergency Medical Assistance Task Force and Mobile Rescue Command Unit, in addition to other mobile units, heaters, tents, power generators, ration packs (food), lighting and water filtration unit.

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