HALO Air Ambulance and Cypress County launch wildfire project

HALO Air Ambulance and Cypress County launch wildfire project

20-Jun-2024 Source: HALO Air Ambulance

HALO Air Ambulance, southern Alberta’s only dedicated helicopter air ambulance and public safety program, in collaboration with Cypress County, proudly announces the launch of a groundbreaking pilot project aimed at enhancing wildfire response capabilities within the region.

“This partnership represents a significant step forward in our ongoing efforts to strengthen community resilience and safety,” says Paul Carolan, CEO of HALO Air Ambulance. “By combining HALO’s aerial expertise with Cypress County’s frontline firefighting capabilities, we are better equipped to protect lives, property, and natural resources from the devastating impact of wildfires.”

The innovative collaboration between HALO Air Ambulance and Cypress County signifies a shared commitment to proactive community service and emergency preparedness.

“We are excited to partner with HALO Air Ambulance on this transformative initiative,” says Jason Linton, Emergency Services Coordinator and Fire Chief for Cypress County. “Through this partnership, we are enhancing our ability to respond swiftly and effectively to wildfires, ultimately ensuring the safety and well-being of our communities.”

The pilot project will see HALO Air Ambulance provide real-time aerial reconnaissance and rapid deployment of initial attach resource support to Cypress County Emergency Services during wildfire incidents. Equipped with advanced communications and staffed by highly trained professionals, HALO-1 will offer invaluable situational awareness and logistical support to ground crews, enabling more effective and efficient firefighting operations.

Through joint training exercises, resource sharing, and ongoing collaboration, both organizations are dedicated to advancing wildfire response capabilities and ensuring the safety and well-being of residents across the region.

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