Firefighters step in to help Canadians

DEPLOYED: Mount Gambier CFS firefighter Justin Cook will be deployed to Canada today to help battle 450 wildfires in British Columbia.

MOUNT Gambier firefighter Justin Cook will be deployed to Canada today to help battle more than 450 wildfires in the British Columbia district.

The Country Fire Service firefighter from the 141 Forestry Brigade will be among staff from the CFS and Department for Environment and Water (DEW) to fill one-third of the required aviation and incident management team specialists from Australia’s southern hub.

At this stage, Canada has requested a small team

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