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
During the 2016/2017 summer fire season, the Cape suffered from multiple and severe runaway wildfires. Although, it holds many advantages, like encouraging the new growth of native vegetation and maintaining of many plant and animal species whose habitats depend on...
Even though fire is a very valuable resource – used for cooking, creating heat, clearing land for farming and even fighting fire – it has the potential to cause great harm. It is therefore vitally important that Working on Fire’s (WOF) brave men and women, who work...
The Working on Fire KwaZulu-Natal Fire Awareness Department has recognised the best performing teams that conducted fire awareness programmes from the third quarter of the 2016/2017 year with awards. The Utrecht, Thurlow and Umzimkhulu Teams were recognised for doing...