Alberta wildfires: Government asking public employees to become volunteer firefighters

By Paula Tran
Global News
May 16, 2023
Category: Forest Fires
Region: Canada, Canada West

The Alberta government is asking its public employees to volunteer to help the firefighting effort as wildfires displace thousands across the province. Public service commissioner Tim Grant put out a call for employees who may have previous firefighting experience or training on Tuesday. Grant also put a call out for employees who may have experience in wildfire support roles or have served as part of an incident management team in the memo. …“We are grateful for all the Alberta public service staff who have been working tirelessly to keep Albertans safe.” Forestry and Parks Minister Todd Loewen told reporters at a wildfire update on Tuesday that the province needs all the help it can get to fight the widespread wildfires. We’re pulling out all the stops that we can to try to get as many experienced people on the front lines as we can,” Loewen said.

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