FireSafe workshop presented to Working for Water participants

5 Sep,2017Profiles, WoFire News

Mpumalanga Community Fire Awareness Officer, Mbuso Siwela, hosted a two-day FireSafe workshop for close to 60 Working for Water (WfW) participants on 6–7 July 2017.

The workshop was held for Eco-Furniture Programme participants in Graskop. WfW is a government-funded programme that uses invasive alien vegetation to create school furniture for poor schools around the country.

“The purpose of the workshop was to educate WfW participants about ways to mitigate and prevent the impact of unwanted fires,” says Siwela.

Siwela also educated the attendees on how to conduct fire risk assessment plans and assisted with ways to develop fire management plans.

The Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA ) funds both the Working for Water and Working on Fire programmes through its Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP).