Fort McMurray Fire 2016

For Immediate Release: April 5, 2016

The Canadian Association of Oilwell Drilling Contractors (CAODC) offers sincere and heartfelt condolences to the people and families impacted by the Fort McMurray fire. "Our thoughts and prayers are with the community of Fort McMurray in the midst of this devastating event," says CAODC President, Mark Scholz.

The CAODC is aligned with the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP) and other oil and gas industry associations to help direct members and all interested parties toward immediate and short-term assistance efforts. "We are urging our members and the general public to work with those organizations best prepared to deliver coordinated, effective, and immediate help," emphasizes Scholz.

CAODC is directing members and other parties interested in assisting the Fort McMurray relief effort toward the following organizations:

For donations:

Donation Portal – Industry Red Cross Portal

For general assistance and information:

Fort McMurray Evacuee Open Source Help Page – Facebook
Alberta Emergency Alert – Webpage
Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo – Facebook
Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo – Twitter 

Regarding long-term assistance efforts, CAODC is currently evaluating options and will announce any developments in this area as they become available.


For more information, contact:

John Bayko
Vice President, Communications

Canadian Association of Oilwell Drilling Contractors
Suite 2050, 717-7 Avenue SW Calgary, AB T2P 0Z3
Phone: 403 264 4311 ext. 120