A firefighter from Kehewin helping battle blazes in Ontario has died. In a statement issued by Premier Rachel Notley, She says Jerry Gadwa was working near the community of Red Lake when he passed away yesterday.
“As Albertans, we know all too well the sacrifices of our firefighters and first responders. On behalf of the Government of Alberta, I want to offer our deepest condolences and support to the family, friends and colleagues of Mr. Gadwa.”
The community is one of many in Northern Ontario facing forest fires this season
Notley says Gadwa’s sacrifice will not be forgotten.
“Mr. Gadwa’s brave and selfless actions will be remembered. To those who knew him beyond his career – his family, friends and loved ones – it is my hope that your memories of him give you comfort, and that the shared grief of a grateful province and country provides you with peace. You are in our hearts, our thoughts and our prayers.”
It is not known at this time the circumstances surrounding Gadwa’s death.