Budget cuts claim Alberta's elite wildfire fighting unit - 2019-11-06

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F0.png Budget cuts claim Alberta's elite wildfire fighting unit November 6, 2019, Michael Franklin, CTV News

CALGARY – After learning the UCP government would be dismantling a unit of firefighters specially trained to fight wildfires, the NDP opposition says the loss is a "shameful cut."

The Wildland Firefighter Rappel Program, also known as the Helitack-Rappel or RAP program, was established 36 years ago and employs 65 personnel.

Those firefighters are equipped to jump directly into remote areas of the province to fight fires.

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