Community Development Workers equipped with fire safety tips

17 December, 2016

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Community Development Workers equipped with fire safety tips

17 Dec,2016Fire Awareness, Training

The KwaZulu-Natal Community Fi re Awareness Officer, Simphiwe Dlamini, has conducted a FireSafe workshop with the uBuhlebezwe Local Municipality for community development workers (CDWs) at the Peace Initiative Hall in Ixopo. The workshop aimed to curb the escalating veld and structural fires in the municipality.

Mr W Dlamini, the Chief Fire Disaster Management Officer of uBuhlebezwe said, “Due to the increased veld fires in the winter season and the structural fires in the summer, as a municipality we thought this workshop would help decrease fires by educating CDWs.”

Ten wards were represented in the workshop. CDWs will assist to filter down information of how Working on Fire could assist communities and build stakeholderworkers of Municipality participating in the workshop relations. They could also assist in identifying high risk areas.

“I learnt a lot and I’ll be inviting Simphiwe to also train my ward as I have a lot of unemployed youth,” says uBuhlebezwe CDW, Siphelele Gumede.

Dlamini said the workshop was a success. The CDWs were participating and also thinking of other stakeholders they wanted to invite to their wards to empower community members.

“I’m looking forward to the invitations from all the different wards that were represented at the workshop. They showed so much enthusiasm for protecting their wards,” says Dlamini.

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