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L-R Local firefighters Dean Dobrilla (Brooms Head Brigade), Cody Jones (Wooloweyah Brigade) and Callum Clark (Gulmarrad Brigade) who fly out to Canada today (Wednesday), to assist in the Canadian fire crisis. Group Officer, Neville Anderson AFSM (not pictured) flew out on the weekend. Image: Lynne Mowbray. Inset: Image from Global News website on Saturday, 5 August 2017.

Four NSW RFS Clarence Valley Firefighters left this week on a 42 day deployment to Canada, to assist in the Canadian fire crisis.
The local men will assist in remote area fire fighting and are part of a 100 strong contingent of NSW arduous firefighters.
A statement posted on Global News website on Saturday, 5 August reported: British Columbia [B.C.] remains under a state of emergency as 123 wildfires continue to burn across the province.
This season is now B.C.’s worst fire season in almost six decades and officials say it will only get worse.
Just over 7,000 British Columbians remain out of their homes.
Local firefighters Cody Jones (Wooloweyah Brigade), Callum Clark (Gulmarrad Brigade) and Dean Dobrilla (Brooms Head Brigade) flew out of Ballina on Tuesday and depart Sydney this morning (Wednesday). Group Officer, Neville Anderson AFSM flew out on the weekend.
The men will be based at a remote camp where they will fight the fires for 14 days straight, have two days off and then 14 days on and two days off.
The men will work a 12-14 hour shift each day.
Mr Dobrilla said that he will be forgoing a trip to Thailand with his wife and missing a wedding anniversary, to go and fight the Canadian fires.
“This is a fantastic opportunity to expand on what we normally do for the community,” Mr Dobrilla said.
Callum Clark said that he will be celebrating his 19th birthday fighting the fires overseas.
“It will be interesting fighting fires in a different type of bush,” Mr Clark said.
“I’m looking forward to new experiences.”
Cody Jones said that he was booked in to attend a club manager’s course at the Yamba Golf Club where he works.
“I’ll do that later when I return,” Mr Jones said.
“It will be a good experience to see how they do it [fire fighting] on the other side of the world.
“I’m looking forward to making new friends and I’m glad to be going.”

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