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 excited to launch its
WOF Kids Care-Packages
This initiative aims to make a difference in the lives of our participants’ children by distributing 1 000 care packages this coming December 2018.
Working on Fire invites you to partner with us and bring smiles to a thousand young faces.
Follow the link for more information regarding this admirable campaign.
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.
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
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
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...
Inspired by the legacy of Nelson Mandela, Working on Fire has launched the WOF Kids Care-Package with the aim to collect and distribute 1,000 gift packages to qualifying children of WOF firefighters and High-Altitude Team rope technicians this coming December 2018....
Madiba’s legacy calls on all of us, daily, to make the world a better place. Our belated hero and former president, Tata Nelson Mandela, was passionate about Making a Difference - one of Working on Fire’s core values. Annually on 18 July - our hero’s birthday - we...