MYRTLE BEACH — North Myrtle Beach Fire Battalion Chief Mike Davis, one of the city’s certified red card firefighters, reported Friday at 10 a.m. to the S.C. Forestry Commission to be deployed to help fight the more than 51 wildfires currently raging west of the Rocky Mountains, according to a news release from the city. He will be deployed for at least two weeks.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with Mike and with all who are battling the wildfires,” said North Myrtle Beach Director of Public Safety Jay Fernandez. “It is hard, very dangerous work, and we look forward to his safe return.”
The City of North Myrtle Beach’s Wildfire Response Team is comprised of nine red card certified firefighters, who are qualified to fight wildfires anywhere in the United States.
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