Communities must learn how to protect themselves against veld fires

15 June, 2015

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Communities must learn how to protect themselves against veld fires

15 Jun,2015Fire Awareness

Mpumalanga Working on Fire is working together with District Municipalities to spread information regarding unwanted veld fires that could destroy the environment.

Community Fire Awareness Officer, Mbuso Siwela, presented the Arbora Community in the Victor Khanye Municipality with helpful information about protecting themselves and their homes and the harm that could be caused by veld fires.

The Risk Reduction Campaign was organised in the Nkangala District recently. Provincial Disaster, Fire and Rescue, Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries were part of the event.

Siwela said that working hand in hand with the community could play a crucial role in fighting unwanted veld fires.

“We will not be able to minimise the risks of unwanted veld fires without the support of communities and this campaign was about getting this information out to communities”, said Siwela.

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