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Delta Sends Six More Firefighters to Aid Wildfire Relief Efforts

Jul 27, 2017

Office of the Mayor


 

For immediate release – July 27, 2017

Earlier today, Delta Fire & Emergency Services, at the request of the Office of the Fire Commissioner, sent six Delta Firefighters to Kelowna to aid in the efforts to combat the wildfires in Central British Columbia. 

The firefighters, along with a fire truck, will be staged for deployment at the University of British Columbia Okanagan Campus in Kelowna. 

"The situation across British Columbia right now is very tragic," said Mayor Lois E. Jackson. "On behalf of Delta Council, I want to further extend our thoughts, prayers, and best wishes to all the brave staff and first responders, as well as all those affected by the fires."

This deployment is in addition to the 15 plus Corporation of Delta Fire, Police and Corporate Staff who have been in the Central Okanagan for the last 15 days assisting with Emergency Operation Centers and evacuation orders.

For more information on this news release, contact the Mayor’s Office at 604-946-3210 or e-mail mayor@delta.ca.