Canadian Armed Forces Deploying 300 Troops in Alberta to Help with Wildfires
Around 300 Canadian Armed Forces troops are being deployed in Alberta to help with the wildfires. Till now, about $2 million has been given to evacuees along with $77,000 distributed in debit cards. The troops will assist firefighters, help with the evacuation, and lend engineering support.
Mike Ellis, minister of public safety and emergency services, said, “Units will deploy to the Grande Prairie, Fox Creek, and Drayton Valley areas soon, so Albertans will see movement on roads and in the air.” According to the latest reports, around 300 Canadian Armed Forces troops are being sent to parts of Alberta to help with the wildfires.
About 200 troops have been deployed across Alberta and 100 more will be joining them over the weekend. Troops from the 3rd Battalion, Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry, and 1 Combat Engineer Regiment are setting up bases of operations in Grande Prairie County and Drayton Valley.