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’s vision is to be the leading global integrated fire management agency, making a sustainable difference in the environment and people’s lives.
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.
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.
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Working on Fire in Eastern Cape was part of the Good Green Deed Programme which was officially launched by South African President, Cyril Ramaphosa, in Mdantsane at Sisa Dukashe Stadium on Friday, 08 March 2019. The Good Green Deeds programme is a ground-breaking...
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.
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Working on Fire's vision is to be the leading global integrated fire management agency, making a sustainable difference in our environment and people’s lives. At the recent Working on Fire (WOF) strategy workshop, the WOF Executive Committee, Heads of Departments,...
Working on Fire is proud to be hosting its first Golf Day Fundraiser on Sunday, 31 March 2018 at the beautiful Boschenmeer Golf Estate in Paarl. All the proceeds raised will be used for the benefit of the 2019 WOF Kids Care Packages Project. December 2018, WOF’s...
Wildfire firefighters do not battle flames on smooth and even terrain. They fight fires in rocky mountainous areas, overgrown velt, against forest slopes and into valleys. It’s a technical business for which Working on Fire’s firefighters are well trained. But before...