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.