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Recognition for Mexican firefighters helping Canada


The head of the Environment and Natural Resources Ministry (Semarnat), Rafael Pacchiano Alamán, said that with the support of Mexican fighters who worked to eradicate forest fires in the province of Columbia British, Canada, Mexico strengthened good neighborly ties.

Through his @RafaelPacchiano Twitter account, the federal official thanked the first of three contingents who were in Canada supporting, their experience and knowledge, in fire control.

“Congratulations to the 110 Mexican fire fighters who returned yesterday from Canada. With them, @Mexico endorses good neighborly ties”, he wrote in the social network.

In his account @SEMARNAT_mx, the agency published: “Welcome the first 110 # Canadian forest fighters. They give pride and inspire @gobmx “environmental sector”.

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More than 251 Mexican fighters traveled to that province at the request of the Canadian Intergovernmental Center for Fire (CIFFC).

The elements are assigned to the National Forestry Commission (Conafor, for its acronym in Spanish), in 13 different entities, to the governments of Baja California and Jalisco and to the Civil Protection areas of the municipalities of Zapopan and Talpa de Allende, Jalisco, Mexico.