Change in leadership and back to basics campaign
Working on Fire remains committed to saving lives, protecting our environment and restoring the dignity of firefighters in programme.
Working on Fire the award-winning Expanded Public Work Programme, which resides under the Department of Environmental Affairs and is implemented by Working on Fire (PTY) LTD, has a rich history in creating work opportunities for the youth in South Africa by implementing integrated fire management practices and services.
To ensure the programme is sustainable and continues to excel in delivering its objectives of creating work opportunities for South Africa’s unemployed youth, Working on Fire has made some changes in the leadership of the programme.
In a key move to bolster the management of Working on Fire, Mr. Trevor Abrahams has been appointed as Managing Director, effective 09 May 2017. Mr Abrahams, served as Executive Chairman and then Managing Director (MD) between 2009 -2014 and has remained committed to the programme and served as a Director on the Working on Fire Board.
Following the first meeting of the newly re-constituted Working on Fire Executive Committee on 12 May 2017 in Nelspruit, Mpumalanga, Mr. Abrahams has reaffirmed Working on Fire’s commitment to the “Back to Basics” campaign which will ensure that the programme once again excels in restoring the dignity of its participants but also continue to provide an important service to its stakeholders in saving lives and protecting the environment.
“To succeed, we must work as a team and as one team. Every team member must take responsibility and play their part, as we cannot afford to have us fall short of our goals and fail in providing the much-needed relief this programme provides to the unemployed youth in our country. We can only do so if we apply ourselves diligently, in a disciplined manner and treat each other with the respect we would want accorded to ourselves. To this end we will also need the continuous support of all our stakeholders and partners’, Mr. Abrahams said.