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Australia Wildfires, Australia Fires

With no plan in place, a retired Edmonton firefighter flew out to Australia to help fight wildfires

'If I didn't do it then, I thought I never would, so yeah, [I] bought the ticket,' Dan Derouin said.

26.1.2020

Essentially throwing a dart at a map of Australia, this Edmonton man headed down under to see how he could help battle the country's wildfires.

'If I didn't do it then, I thought I never would, so yeah, [I] bought the ticket,' Dan Derouin said.

Dan Derouin Dan Derouin/Global News After finally getting in contact with fire personnel, the local fire chief found a place for him. Story continues below advertisement “He sent me to Adaminaby and that’s where I went,” Derouin said. “I went and joined the boys there on the ground and they put me to work right away.” Dan Derouin Dan Derouin/Global News While the fight was intense, there were also moments of beauty, seeing all sorts of wildlife and even a chance to work alongside a well-known Australian. “The ex-prime minister of Australia, he’s a firefighter, Tony Abbott,” Derouin said. “He was there, [I] talked with him, worked with him the one day, then we had a beer at the local pub the next.” Image of Dan Derouin with former Australian Prime Minister Tony Abott. Dan Derouin/Global News While Derouin could have taken time to shop and visit sites, he instead gave every minute of his trip to help fight fires up until his departure. Story continues below advertisement “I hope I made a difference, even talking to the guys, giving them some encouragement, being with them every day,” Derouin recalled. “They were surprised that I stuck out, actually.” © 2020 Global News, a division of Corus Entertainment Inc. Read more: Globalnews.ca

Canadian Forces sending plane and crew to help fight Australia’s firesThe Canadian Forces say the CC-17 Globemaster is leaving Monday

Canadian Forces sending plane and crew to help fight Australia's firesCanada is sending a military transport plane and about 15 personnel to help fight bushfires in Australia. How about growing up、 recognizing the real World and sending at least two 。。。 ChoiceZnewZ What do you think caused this?

Australia mourns U.S. firefighters as probe into crash of Canadian-owned plane beginsCanadian aviation company that owned the plane sending investigators

Australia works to recover bodies of 3 from air tanker crashThe American tanker plane that crashed while fighting Australian wildfires had just dropped a load of retardant on a fire before it went down in New South Wales state, investigators said Friday. Thank you for your help..RIP

Bodies of 3 American fire bombers retrieved from Australian forestIan McBeth of Great Falls, Montana, Paul Clyde Hudson of Buckeye, Arizona, and Rick A. DeMorgan of Navarre, Florida, died when their C-130 Hercules tanker crashed on Thursday.

Canada prepares for the new coronavirus as the death toll in China keeps risingAs the new coronavirus claims more lives in China, health authorities in this country are trying to reassure Canadians that plans and procedures are in place to protect them. That’s Korean



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