Firefighters saves country millions of rands every year

20 June, 2015

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Firefighters saves country millions of rands every year

20 Jun,2015WoF and Dept of Env Affairs

The Minister of Environmental Affairs, Edna Molewa, extended her appreciation to WoF firefighters for their continuous hard work to protect the environment. The Minister and her Department hosted World Environment Day in Kimberly on June 6 and Working on

Fire was one of the exhibitors at the event.

Minister Molewa visited the WoF exhibition stand and applauded the programme for saving government millions of rands each year. “Every year our fire fighters suppress fires that could have destroyed our forests and vegetation’s which could have cost government millions of rands.”

The Working on Fire exhibition stall was one of the most popular stalls and saw many attendees visiting to learn about fires and the programme itself. The event was attended by residents and mostly learners from various schools in the province. Addressing the fully packed auditorium at the Kimberly Convention Centre, Minister Molewa also applauded the firefighters, calling them ‘Soldiers’.

“We are very proud of our firefighters, you saw how hard they worked during the fire storm in Cape Town. They have continued to do so throughout the year,” she said. She encouraged people to care for the environment and avoid unnecessary fires that could cripple the economy of the country.

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