Working on fire wants to
bring smiles to 2,000 young faces
this festive season.

See below how you can join our WOF Kids Care Package Initiative
and help us make a difference in the lives of our firefighters' children.

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MAKE A DIFFERENCE this festive season with the

WOF Kids Care-Packages Initiative

This initiative aims to bring smiles to the faces of our participants’ children by distributing 2 000 care packages this coming December 2018.

Working on Fire invites you to partner with us.

Follow the link for more information regarding this admirable campaign.

Our values

Our organisational culture is shaped by our commitment to our core values. These values are the essence of our identity and reflect our long-term vision – which is to be the South African Government’s best performing Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP), as well as a global leader 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.

From our Managing Director, right through to our firefighters, we aspire to be a company that really cares and is committed to protecting and saving lives, properties and our environment.

About Us

Working on Fire is a government-funded, job-creation programme, focused 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 at 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.

Message from the

Working on Fire MD

Trevor Abrahams

MD Message October 2018

It was with great sadness that we learned of the loss of Nico Heyns, one of our most experienced firefighting pilots, during firefighting operations in the Southern Cape on 23 October 2018. We in Working on Fire and Kishugu joined Nico’s family, friends and colleagues...


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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Working on Fire believes in empowering women

Throughout Working on Fire’s operations you will find courageous, passionate and hard-working women saving lives, properties and protecting the environment. These women aren’t afraid to get their hands dirty, go the extra mile and take the lead in often trying...

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