Saving Lives,
Protecting the Environment,
Restoring Dignity.

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.

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About Us

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.

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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 News

Firefighters sharpen skills at camp

Working on Fire Western Cape has been hard at work preparing its participants for the 2017/18 veld fire season. “With an overall 90% pass rate received at our annual Yellow Card Training, I am confident that we are ready for the coming fire season. Over the...

Workshops conducted to improve teamwork

The Social Development Practitioner in Mpumalanga, Condrick Mukhudwani, recently visited the Loskop and Sterkspruit teams to conduct workshops focusing on the importance of maintaining good and healthy interpersonal relationships in the workplace. According to...

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