Steve Smith was one of the New Zealand firefighters who worked the Meachen Creek fire this past summer.

Steve Smith was one of the New Zealand firefighters who worked the Meachen Creek fire this past summer.

Christmas greetings from New Zealand

A lot of people from around the world helped the BC Fire Service this past summer, as the province underwent an extremely active fire season.

Kimberley itself had some very tense times in August as the city was on evacuation alert and residents of the St. Mary Valley were evacuated due to the Meachen Creek fire.

In times like that, friendships are forged, and a group of firefighters from New Zealand who worked the Meachen Creek fire have sent Christmas greetings to Kimberley.