Alberta RCMP are showing the response to the Fort McMurray wildfire from their officers’ perspective.
Mounties played a big role in helping 88,000 people safely evacuate when the flames starting engulfing the city. They worked at securing the evacuated areas, helped with animal rescue, and escorted people from camps north of the city once the flames died down. Once it was declared safe, they also guided everyone back in as part of the phased re-entry plan.
A 15-minute documentary has been put together that showcases their efforts.
“I have so much respect for the work that our employees put in during the Wood Buffalo wildfires. They worked tirelessly to ensure the safe evacuation of the residents.” said Deputy Commissioner Todd Shean, Commanding Officer of K Division. “This documentary showcases the tremendous efforts displayed by RCMP employees during a challenging and complex situation.”
You can watch Boots on the Ground: Nature of the Beast here.