Puhoi Volunteer Fire Brigade members, Mike Donovan and Saxon Ross were deployed to Canada on August 6 where they will help fight major bush fires. A total of 80 fire fighters were sent from New Zealand to assist around Vancouver for five weeks. Mike has been with the Puhoi brigade for 10 years and has experience as a crew leader. Saxon has been with Puhoi for six years. Both fire fighters have done deployment work previously in Australia.