Fire awareness campaign targets vulnerable homes
In preparation for the 2017 winter fire season, the Working on Fire KwaZulu-Natal Team, in partnership with the KZN Office of the Premier, King Cetshwayo Disaster Management Centre and the Umlalazi Fire Department, conducted a door-to-door fire awareness exercise in the Nkanini community in Eshowe.
KZN Community Fire Awareness Officer Makhosi Dladla says, “The aim of the doorto- door campaign was to target vulnerable households such as child-headed homes and senior citizens living alone to raise awareness about the upcoming winter fire season.”
“During the door-to-door campaign WOF assists community members to identify fire risks in and around their homes and to know how to eliminate those risks. Our aim is to reach as many communities at risk as possible before the start of the fire season,” says Dladla.
The Umlalazi Fire Department shared the emergency number to use in case of a fire with residents. The King Cetshwayo Disaster Management Centre distributed buckets to store water, beaters to extinguish small fires and groceries to the visited homes.