Edmonton firefighters return from Calgary flood relief efforts
Firefighters assigned to some of the hardest hit areas
Approximately 60 firefighters from Edmonton are returning home after helping out with flood rescue and recovery efforts in Calgary.
They came back on Wednesday night and were reportedly exhausted and overwhelmed by what they saw and did.
"Amazing people! The volunteers out there trying to help the ones that are hit the most. The continuous support from the Calgarians — they're very resilient," said Edmonton fire station captain Don Cook.
According to Cook, the firefighters were assigned to some of the hardest hit areas of the city. The resilience of residents who were affected will leave a lasting impression on him.
"Not one of them [was] crying or upset. They were just going to the next house to help someone else," he said.
Around 100 Edmonton police officers also went to Calgary to help with flood relief efforts last week.