The Strathmore Fire Department (SFD) is assisting with the devastating fires burning west of Edmonton. Two firefighters, Incident Management Team personnel, and several pallets of Emergency Social Service Supplies have been sent to aid with provincial efforts to control the wildfires.

The Town of Strathmore said in a released statement that "our team is ready to dispatch more resources in the coming days if required, including additional personnel and a water tender. Resources are being dispatched in conjunction with the Chestermere Fire Department."

"When disaster strikes it often requires more resources to tackle than what’s available locally. The Emergency Management community is always ready to lend a helping hand to their fellow first responders. Emergency Management personnel take specialized training that helps them jump into any emergency, anywhere to assist," the statement continued.

The Town added the resources between the SFD, the Wheatland Regional Emergency Partnership, and the City of Chestermere allows them to aid provincial efforts while also maintaining the appropriate response teams for our communities, in case Strathmore or the surrounding area suffers from a wildfire or another emergency.

"If there’s an emergency in the area, our partners are here to help. With the support of our regional partners, Strathmore is able to allocate resources elsewhere, while still ensuring the safety of our community."

Alberta is currently under a state of emergency due to the wildfires.

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