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Alberta ends program for firefighters rappelling from helicopters

November 8, 2019
By FFIC Staff

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Nov. 8, 2019, Edmonton – The Alberta government is ending a program for firefighters who rappel from helicopters to fight forest fires. Forestry Minister Devin Dreeshen said that crews have been rappelling into locations in less than two per cent of Alberta wildfires. He said the government is trying to modernize its wildfire response and align itself with what other provinces are doing. CTV News reports. | READ MORE