Canada has signed the following agreement Arrangements with the United States It is intended to strengthen cooperation to provide mutual assistance against wildfires.
“Our number one priority has always been to keep Canadians safe,” said Jonathan Wilkinson, Canada’s Minister for Natural Resources, in a press release. It will ensure a strong cooperation and promote our development.” A joint effort to protect livelihoods and communities from wildfires on both sides of the border. “
An agreement between Natural Resources Canada and the United States Departments of Agriculture and Interior establishes procedures for the exchange of wildfire management resources and establishes a framework for the two countries to join forces for assistance and cooperation.
Officials from both countries say the deal will ensure a productive exchange of cross-border wildfire-fighting resources and that its primary purpose is to enhance the protection of North American citizens.
We will also ensure that support is deployed in areas of greatest need in both countries by improving prevention, research, innovation, technical cooperation and risk reduction.
“The United States and Canada have a long history of working together to combat wildfires across North America. It’s about improving the way we work together,” said U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom. “As climate change continues to threaten communities, infrastructure, forests and rangelands, it is imperative that we find new ways to work together,” Vilsak said.
This Memorandum creates an opportunity to expand knowledge in wildfire management. This is especially vital as the wildfire season worsens as a result of climate change.
There have been more than 2,700 wildfires in Canada so far this year, according to the National Forest Fire Situation Report.
Earlier this month, hundreds of U.S. firefighters arrived in Canada to help fight wildfires raging across the country.
This year, more than 1,500 Americans, including firefighters, incident managers and support staff, have been sent to Canada to help control fires.