Canadian Firies Will Miss Christmas To Help Fight Our Bushfires
Firefighters from across Canada have volunteered to give up Christmas with their families and fly to Australia to help with the bushfire crisis.
The crack team has answered our call for help during what's expected to be a dangerous bushfire season.
Australian officials submitted an official request to the Canadian Interagency Forest Fire Centre on Friday.
Then, over the weekend, dozens of experienced firefighters from provinces across Canada volunteered to give up Christmas with their families and fly to Australia.
A group of 21 firefighters was selected and will gather in Vancouver on Tuesday before flying to Sydney for an expected 38-day deployment.
"We are pleased to help the people of Australia as they face these devastating fires, especially since Manitoba has been on the receiving end of help from friends and neighbours when wildfires and other natural disasters hit our province," premier of the Canadian province of Manitoba, Brian Pallister, said.