Leduc County deploying equipment to Fort McMurray

Leduc County Fire Services is deploying its Firefighter Rehabilitation Unit to assist firefighters battling the wildfire in the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo.

At the request of provincial authorities, the unit – accompanied by four volunteer on-call firefighters – will be deployed at 6 p.m. Wednesday and is expected to arrive in Fort McMurray at 4 a.m. Thursday.

The Firefighter Rehabilitation Unit is an air-conditioned unit that supports firefighters by providing shelter, washroom facilities, water and essential nutrients.

Leduc County will not be deploying suppression equipment or apparatus at this time, due to the current dry conditions in Leduc County and the requirement to maintain an adequate volume of suppression equipment in the region.