Protecting the Environment,
Working on Fire recruits young men and women and trains them to implement a range of
integrated fire management products and services which includes fire management
planning, fire detection, prevention, suppression and community fire awareness.
Working on Fire is a government-funded, job-creation programme focusing on implementing Integrated Fire Management in South Africa. We employ more than 5000 young men and women who are fully trained as wildfire firefighters and are stationed in more than 200 bases across South Africa. Our firefighters are recruited from marginalised communities and trained in fire awareness and education, prevention and fire suppression skills.
Working on Fire employs more than 5000 young men and women who have been fully trained as wildland firefighters and are stationed in more than 200 bases throughout South Africa.
The WoF Programme has an extensive collection of letters of recognition and appreciation from various communities where WoF teams assisted in saving lives and protecting property.
Fire in South Africa
Fires are, and always have been, a part of the South African landscape. They occur as a natural phenomenon in grasslands, woodlands, fynbos, and sometimes in indigenous forests.
Download a selection of recent and archived newspaper articles, radio mentions and other media sources from the media section about Working on Fire and its activities.
Working on Fire News
Community members and volunteers from Stellenbosch who previously attended FireSafe workshops and presentations hosted by Community Fire Awareness Officer, Rayganah Rhoda, have formed a Fire Awareness Forum for the Stellenbosch area. Ten members of the forum,...
Mamelong is an informal settlement situated next to the Vaal Dam, about 40 kilometres from Vereeniging. It is surrounded by farms and most of the community members who work are employed on the farms on a seasonal basis. ‘‘Working on Fire is the only formal employer in...
KwaZulu-Natal Working on Fire, the Department of Education, WESSA and the Department of Rural Development hosted a Fire Awareness Workshop for over 40 Early Childhood Development (ECD) teachers. The workshop was held at Vryheid Comprehensive School on 20 September....