Working on Fire contributes to dialogue at National Fire Safety Talks
The KwaZulu-Natal Fire Awareness Team participated in the 3rd Annual National Fire Safety and Prevention Seminar which was hosted by the Department of Cooperative Governance on the 3rd of March 2016.
The objective of the seminar is to provide a platform for interactive dialogue amongst fire safety and prevention practitioners and professionals in order to contribute to the National Fire Risk Reduction Agenda.
Stakeholders from the national Department of Co-operative Government and Traditional Affairs, the KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Government, District and Local Municipalities and private organizations attended the seminar.
Fire Awareness Assistant, Bongumusa Nyathi, said “WoF was the only organization that had an exhibition stand at the seminar, this drew a lot of people in to our stand. We got a chance to network with stakeholders who were seeing us for the first time.”
The KZN Provincial Operations Manager, Hennie Homan, also had an opportunity to speak at the seminar around rural fire risk reduction and the services that WoF provides.
“Some of the people that visited our stand were clients of Working on Fire, they spoke about the good working relationship they had with us.”
Stakeholders also recognized the important role WoF plays in educating communities, they said it lessened the burden because they experienced less fires therefore using less water in their area’s for fire suppression with the current drought that the province is experiencing.