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 Values
Our core values shape our organisational culture, it is the essence of ouridentity and reflects our long-term vision which is to be the best performing Expanded Public Works Programme of government as well as being global leaders in Integrated Fire Management.
Our values are the driving force behind everything we do. All our operational and functional staff are geared towards living these values in everything that they do.
From our Managing Director right down to our firefighters, living these values is what we aspire to achieve in Working on Fire in creating a caring organisation that is committed to protecting lives and saving our environment.
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
The Aganang Team responded to the call of duty at WF Knobel Hospital in Aganang Municipality, where they assisted the hospital to remove water that flooded the hospital during the recent heavy rains that were experienced in the province. “Our responsibility is...
The month of October is regarded as mental health awareness month with World Mental Health Day marked on 10 October every year. To raise awareness this month, WOF Limpopo’s Provincial Social Development Practitioner (SDP) conducted workshops at the bases to...
Workshop on Financial Mangemnet and Savings with the Shongweni Team. “The aim of the workshop was to encourage par ticipants to teach their children about finance and money skills and to instil this further, a session was held with children of Shongweni...