City offers support to Fort McMurray

The City of Red Deer offered its support to Fort McMurray and the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo as they continued to battle wildfires around the city.

The City of Red Deer offered its support to Fort McMurray and the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo as they continued to battle wildfires around the city.

Seven Red Deer RCMP officers are headed north to support the efforts. Another eight are on standby for deployment.

“We will fully support our neighbours to the north in the short and long term in any way required,” said Craig Curtis, city manager. “The city specifically offered emergency services and emergency operations support.”

The city said it was in contact with the Fort McMurray fire chief as well as the Provincial Operations Centre and they “will remain mobilized as the situation changes.”

“We will do whatever is needed to support Fort McMurray as they deal with this terrible fire,” said Mayor Tara Veer. “Our thoughts and prayers are with the people of Fort McMurray.”

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