Dubula community taught how to be fire safe
More than 30 community members from Dubula village were taught about Working on Fire and what WoF does to prevent fires and fighting fires during a Fire Safe Workshop. The workshop was conducted in the area early this month by the Eastern Cape Provincial Community Fire Awareness Officer, Wongama Copiso and Bongumusa Nyathi from Kwa-Zulu-Natal.
Copiso said they taught the community how to identify fire risks in their areas and how to minimise them. He added that community members were also learned how to make a fire management plan.
During the workshop community members were taught how to crawl low under smoke, a technique that helps prevent smoke inhalation during a fire.
One of the community members, Yanga Seyisi said they didn’t know much about fighting fires and what can be done to minimize risks of fires, but the workshop has opened their eye.
Copiso and Nyathi talked about what can be done if one is on fire and how to prevent fires by making fire belts.
Copiso also mentioned how Working on Fire restores dignity and protect the environment by employing youngsters and educating community members on preserving the environment.
“Some people carelessly start unwanted fires and those people must be stopped because they destroy the environment,” Copiso explained.