Amba Addinsall joins British Columbia firefighting taskforce

TASKFORCE: Forestry Corporation firefighters Amba Addinsall from Eden, Matt Hagon from Grafton, Brian Lynch from Walcha and Dan Allen from Casino are heading to Canada to help fight raging bushfires.

TASKFORCE: Forestry Corporation firefighters Amba Addinsall from Eden, Matt Hagon from Grafton, Brian Lynch from Walcha and Dan Allen from Casino are heading to Canada to help fight raging bushfires.

A Forestry Corporation firefighter from Eden has been deployed as part of a 100-strong Australian taskforce to help fight bushfires raging in British Columbia, Canada.

Amba Addinsall is part of the taskforce of advanced firefighters with experience in steep forested country that left for Canada earlier this week. The deployment is for six weeks.

“As one of NSW’s four firefighting authorities, Forestry Corporation plays an important role in preventing and managing wildfires in NSW and our staff are always ready to pitch in during emergencies interstate and overseas,” Forestry Corporation of NSW forest protection manager Karel Zejbrlik said.

“Deployments like this are an important opportunity for our firefighters to contribute to broader firefighting efforts and their contribution will help take the pressure off communities battling intense wildfires.

“The team will also build on their firefighting knowledge and experience and identify opportunities to help us improve fire management in our local state forests as well,” he said.

The Australian taskforce ready to fly out to British Columbia, Canada.

The Australian taskforce ready to fly out to British Columbia, Canada.