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Hudson’s Hope and Charlie Lake support southern fire-fighting efforts

Hudson’s Hope Fire Rescue and the Charlie Lake Fire Department have both deployed members down south to support suppression efforts near Vernon.
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Deputy Chief Allan Graham ready for deployment near Vernon.

Hudson’s Hope Fire Rescue and the Charlie Lake Fire Department have both deployed members down south to support suppression efforts of the White Rock Creek Wildfire located 10 km outside Vernon.

Hudson’s Hope Fire Chief Brad Milton says it’s been a great opportunity for members to learn and grow as fire-fighters.

“The members have had exceptional interactions and learning experiences with not only the BC Wildfire Service, but the many other departments deployed as well,” wrote Milton. “The crews have learned new tactics and tricks along the way, while building lasting friendships and connections while helping the residents of the area.”

Hudson’s Hope Fire Rescue’s Deputy Chief Allan Graham of the Beryl Prairie Fire Hall and one member of Charlie Lake Fire Department began a 14-day rotation on Aug 17. Together they will provide water truck support.

Graham says he’s glad he could help, bringing 16 years of experience to the front lines.

“This deployment has been a great opportunity to grow as a firefighter, it’s been amazing to help all the residents that are affected by this fire.  As my first provincial deployment, this has been a great experience,” writes Graham.

Milton says he’s proud to have his Deputy Chief representing the District of Hudson’s Hope.

“Allan is a very dedicated member of our service and is truly a great asset to have assisting their fire suppression efforts.”

Tom Summer, Alaska Highway News, Local Journalism Initiative. Email Tom at tsummer@ahnfsj.ca