WORKING ON FIRE
The Programme has an extensive collection of letters of recognition and
appreciation from various communities where WoF teams assisted in saving
their lives and property fires. The value of the WoF Programme is further
illustrated in the continuous demand for more teams to be opened in
communities who are confronted by the threat of unwanted wildland fires.
WORKING ON FIRE AWARDSThe Programme has an extensive collection of letters of recognition and appreciation from various communities where WoF teams assisted in saving their lives and property fires.
In 2012, Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs, Mrs. Edna Molewa, during her visit to the WoF Training Academy on the 23rd November, officially handed over the Kamoso Award for the best performing EPW programme, under the sector Environment and Culture to WoF. Minister Molewa said, “WoF has once again excelled in their commitment to create jobs, to alleviate poverty, to skill previously unemployed youth and successfully having contributed to South Africa’s integrated fire management capacity.”
Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs, Mrs. Edna Molewa.
Forestry SA CEO, Mike Edwards stated after a devastating fire season in 2007, that “Forestry South Africa has sustained losses of R3.6b and that if it was not for Working on Fire, that losses would have been double”.
Forestry SA CEO, Mike Edwards.
In October 2012 WOF received a certificate of excellence in the Centrum Guardian Awards. Crew Leader, Jonas Zandamela, and the Nkomazi team in Mpumalanga represented WoF with their rescue efforts during the floods in the Lowveld earlier in 2012.
2012 Centrum Guardian Awards.
In March 2010, Working on Fire was awarded a Certificate of Merit by the Impumelelo Awards Trust for its KwaMemela Firewise Community project, which has successfully pioneered community-based fire management concepts in rural KwaZulu-Natal.
2010 Certificate of Merit by the Impumelelo Awards Trust.
In 2009, the remarkable work done by WoF in reducing the impact of unwanted fires on people and the environment was acknowledged when the programme received the Kamoso Award for Best Environmental Programme.
2009 Kamoso Award for Best Environmental Programme.
In 2005 WoF was awarded a Platinum Award, the highest accolade, by the Impumelelo Innovations Trust that recognises exceptional achievement by government-initiated projects that are sustainable and can be replicated.
2005 Platinum Award, Impumelelo Innovations Trust.