Six Alberta men helping with rescue operations in Ukraine

Six Alberta men recently dropped everything to put their lives on the line to help with search and rescue missions in Ukraine.  

These brave men are part of a volunteer operation called the Canadian International Rescue Organization (CIRO). The men, mainly from central Alberta, range in age from 23-61.

The organization’s Public Information Officer, Chad Reed, says the group is helping to train others in rescue techniques and even brought specialized cameras and listening devices with them to help search for people buried in the rubble.  Reed says the group plans to leave the equipment behind in Ukraine when they return back to Canada.

Jeannette Rocher

Born in Puerto Rico, raised in Minnesota and Manitoba, Jeannette has had the opportunity to live in a variety of places including New York, Arizona, and Nevada. After completing college and a paid internship with CBC Winnipeg, Jeannette embarked on her journalism career by moving overseas to take a job on the island of Saipan in the Northern Mariana Islands. While overseas she covered stories in Fiji, Guam and Japan including the 2011 tsunami that hit Japan and its surrounding islands. She covered a mass shooting, an Earth quake, murder cases and other substantial court cases. In 2013 she moved to Alberta where she covered the devastating floods of High River and Medicine Hat for CTV News. She then went on to produce and host Go! Southern Alberta for Shaw TV. She now calls Miracle Channel home. In addition to reporting in the field, you can catch her anchoring daily weather reports, as well as longer interview segments on BCN, and the week-in-review show on BCN Weekends. 

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