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Mexico sends support to Canada 101 forest fire fighters

MEXICO CITY

For the third time, the Government of Mexico, through the National Forestry Commission (Conafor), sent a contingent of 101 fighters who will help put out the fires in Canada.

The foregoing within the framework of the Memorandum of Understanding for the Exchange of Resources for the Management of Forest Fires that exists between both countries.

The Mexican contingent, which this time will work in the province of Ontario, is made up of five brigades, five brigade chiefs, 20 crew chiefs, two Conafor representatives in the field, a Covid coordinator and the rest as line combatant personnel. , who make a total of 101 people.

The staff comes from 22 entities in the country: Aguascalientes, Campeche, Chiapas, Mexico City, Coahuila, Colima, Durango, Guanajuato, Guerrero, Hidalgo, Jalisco, State of Mexico, Michoacán, Morelos, Nayarit, Puebla, San Luis Potosí, Tamaulipas , Tlaxcala, Veracruz and Yucatán.

All of them comply with the requirements and standards requested by Canada, since they completed their registration on the online platform of the Forest Fire Fighters Selection System for International Deployment (SISECOIF) 2021 and successfully accredited the phase of physical fitness evaluations. and knowledge of forest fires.

The concentration of the 101 people selected, three of them women, was held from July 15 to 17 at the Conafor headquarters, located in Zapopan, Jalisco where they finished some other activities such as baggage weighing, medical check-up, proof of Covid-19, review of personal protective equipment, among some others.

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