Equipment needed for wildfire season

Cariboo Fire Centre seeks heavy equipment contractors

With wildfire season underway, the Cariboo Fire Centre (CFC) needs heavy equipment contractors to help with fighting fires in 2015.

“We need bulldozers, excavators, low-bed trailers, water tenders, feller bunchers, skidders and forwarders for the 2015 fire season,” says Emily Epp, communications specialist with the BC Wildfire Management Branch.

So far, the CFC hasn’t received as many applications from interested equipment owners as it normally does, Epp says, adding heavy equipment operators supplement the efforts of the regular fire crews by felling trees on to fires or digging guards to help prevent a fire from spreading.

Anyone interested in making their equipment available for hire can call 250-989-2621 for more information.

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