Gov. John Carney released a statement July 7 commending Delaware Forest Service’s wildfire crew prior to the mobilization of the 20-person team that will battle wildfires in the Rocky Mountain region.

“Delaware’s wildfire crew is a group of well-trained volunteers and public servants who will leave the safety and comfort of their homes to travel across the country in an effort to help Western states battle wildfires,” Carney said. “I’m confident that the crew will provide much needed assistance to our friends out west, and I am proud of the volunteers and agency personnel who make up the Forest Service’s wildfire crew. Thank you to the crew for your service, and I wish everyone a safe return home.”