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Montana DNRC sends firefighters to Canada through the Northwest Compact

The Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation recently deployed a Type 2 hand crew comprised of 22 wildland firefighters to Alberta, Canada, via the Northwest Wildland Fire Protection Agreement (Northwest Compact).

“The State of Montana is happy to lend a hand to our neighbors to the north,” said Cory Calnan, Deputy Fire Protection Bureau Chief. “We as Montanans have greatly benefited from the convenience of the Northwest Compact and the ability to receive resources from Canada and other partner states when we need additional resources, so we’re thrilled we can return the favor....


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