In recent weeks, Canada has faced an unforgiving wildfire season that has not only wreaked havoc on our lands but has also claimed the lives of brave wildland and aerial firefighters in Alberta (AB), British Columbia (BC) and the Northwest Territories (NWT).
The loss of wildland and aerial firefighters is a painful reminder of the immense sacrifices made in the line of duty. Today, we come together to pay tribute to the fallen heroes and hold their families, colleagues, and loved ones in our hearts and thoughts as they navigate this unimaginable loss.
We express our profound gratitude to all the courageous men and women on the frontlines, risking their lives to protect ours.
These individuals dedicate their lives to the noble task of safeguarding our forests, wildlife, and communities. Their sacrifice will forever be etched in our collective memory, reminding us of the immense danger wildland firefighters face, who tirelessly battle fires often under treacherous conditions.
In the face of heartrending loss, we find solace and strength in the unity and support extended to us during this unprecedented wildfire season.
- To the fallen wildland and aerial firefighters in AB, BC and NWT, your sacrifice and legacy will forever be remembered and cherished.
- To the international firefighters who have rallied by our side, your compassion and assistance have touched our hearts.
- To the military who have offered unwavering assistance, we salute you.
- And to the firefighters across Canada who answered the call, your courage and selflessness remind us of the indomitable spirit that defines our country.