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US helps Canada find and fight new wildfires |  Wildfire 2023

US helps Canada find and fight new wildfires | Wildfire 2023

The White House says the FireGuard system uses real-time data from drones and satellites.

It’s the latest help Canada has received from the United States since wildfire smoke in Nova Scotia, Ontario and Quebec began drifting south of the border earlier this month.

Since the beginning of May, more than 800 American firefighters, supervisors and technicians have been deployed across Canada, as well as a variety of aviation equipment.

Canada has requested additional air tankers and paratroopers (wildfire specialists who parachute into remote areas) through federal and state channels.

Other resources sent north include manual teams, incident management teams and fire line leadership positions National Interactive Firefighting CenterBased in Idaho.

employees [département de la Défense] U.S. Analyzes and reports real-time data from satellites and sensors. United States National Interagency Fire Center And this Canadian Interagency Forest Fire Centre. »

A quote Adam Hodge, spokesman for the National Security Council

In the coming weeks, the United States will continue to coordinate closely with the Government of Canada in responding to the historic wildfires burning in Canada.Adam Hodge said.

The blaze has become almost impossible to ignore south of the border as thick smoke drifted into some of the most populous cities on the US East Coast last week, including New York, Philadelphia and Baltimore.

At the height of the smoke, regions issued air quality alerts ranging from red to purple and brown, indicating “unsafe” conditions. These departments have canceled outdoor activities, delayed flights and kept school children indoors.

We are proud of our employees who mobilize and prepare themselves for deployment in Canada. »

A quote Dave Haston, spokesman for the National Multi-Agency Coordinating Committee

group This time in the U.S. will provide rapid response and critical support to Canadian requests for additional firefighting resources during this relatively quiet fire season.

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The implication is clear: America has its own wildfire season to worry about, and if wildfires reach the same intensity as Canada’s, they will be overwhelmed and unable to provide additional assistance along the border.

Thanks Chords Finished with Alaska, Washington State and Minnesota, three air tankers were sent to Alberta, while three single-engine water bombers Fire bumpsGo to Ontario.

The Bureau of Land Management And the United States Fire Department is sending two planes, four spotter planes and 36 paratroopers to firefighting efforts in British Columbia.