Post Tagged with: "British Columbia Wildfires"

On August 21, 2018, during Operation Lentus 18-05, members of the British Columbia Forest Service pick up their firefighting gear after being dropped off by a CH-124 Sea King at Dease Lake Airport, British Columbia. Behind them, heavy smoke is evident.
Photos by Cpl Jeffrey Clement

RCAF responds to state of emergency in British Columbia

October 9, 2018 at 11:33 am

19 Wing Public Affairs Numerous government agencies supported the fight on wildfires in British Columbia, including the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF), as part of a larger contribution by the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF). An RCAF Air Task Force (ATF) supported the fight against more than 550 wildfires in the province for several weeks from a base of operations located in the Mustang Helicopters hangar at Smithers Regional Airport. Strategically located in the northwest ofRead More

Capt. Daniel Cruz, Construction Engineering Officer, recently graduated from the Airfield Surface Assessment and Reconnaissance course at 4 CES at CFB Cold Lake on Oct. 4, 2018.
Photo by Christopher King

Operation capable – ASAR ensures RCAF can deploy when called to service

October 9, 2018 at 10:10 am

CHRISTOPHER KING When major disaster strikes in Canada, the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) responds. Most recently, the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) deployed in support of the wildfires in British Columbia. But before an aircraft can touch down and render aid, a special team of four determine which runways and airfields can support which aircraft. Here at Canadian Forces Base Cold Lake, 4 Construction Engineering Squadron (4 CES) trains members of the RCAF in thisRead More