A big thank you to all our firefighting heroes – our ground crews and pilots

20 March, 2017

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A big thank you to all our firefighting heroes – our ground crews and pilots

20 Mar,2017Working on Fire

The Working on Fire programme spends about R80 million per year in the Western Cape, preventing and managing large wild fires.

Working on Fire has twenty-five firefighting aircraft currently deployed in the Western Cape and 36 pilots, and about 70 vehicles that provide logistical and firefighting support.

Working on Fire falls under the Department’s Environmental Programmes and is implemented through the Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP).

“On behalf of our government and the people of South Africa I am extending our gratitude and thanks to all our brave firefighting warriors in all services across our beautiful country for their continued commitment to save lives and to protect our environment,” Minister of Environmental Affairs, Edna Molewa.

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