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 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

They are ready for the upcoming fire season

A Yellow Card training camp was held in Witelsbos for two weeks, attended by 112 firefighters from the eight teams in the West District of the Eastern Cape. The Ground Operations Manager (GOM ) for the West District, Mxoli Cabela, says the objective of the training...

Western Cape Fire Awareness Campaign kicks off

On 7 October 2016, Working on Fire Western Cape hosted its annual Fire Awareness Campaign launch at the Loben Hall in Mamre, to launch the series of upcoming fire awareness, door-to-door and risk reduction campaigns that will take place across the Western Cape in...

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