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City prepared to support our neighbours in Fort McMurray

May 3, 2016 8:58 PM
(Red Deer, Alberta)

The City of Red Deer is mobilized and ready to provide any support that is needed to The City of Fort McMurray as they battle fires that are burning in and around the city tonight.

“We will fully support our neighbours to the north in the short and long term in any way required,” said City Manager Craig Curtis. “The City specifically offered emergency services and emergency operations support. Five RCMP members are on their way to Fort McMurray immediately.”

This afternoon and this evening The City was in touch with the Provincial Operations Centre (POC), the Fire Commissionaire’s Office and the Fort McMurray Fire Chief. At this time they are focused on evacuating the entire community, however, the city of Red Deer will remain mobilized as the situation changes.

“We will do whatever is needed to support Fort McMurray as they deal with this terrible fire,” said Mayor Tara Veer. “Our thoughts and prayers are with the people of Fort McMurray.”

For more information, please contact:

Craig Curtis
City Manager
The City of Red Deer

Mayor Tara Veer
The City of Red Deer

Communications & Strategic Planning
The City of Red Deer
403-342-8147

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