Free State new recruits excited to join Working on Fire
Close to a 100 young people in the Free State had their dignity restored when they were given a job to become fire fighters. The group was given the opportunity when the province filled up the teams that had shortage of crew members late last year.
Among the new fire fighters was Matshidiso Kolobe who was recruited in Marquard base, she said being part of Working on Fire would change her life as she would be able to save money from her monthly stipend go to study. “I want to be a nurse, so I will save money monthly then when it is enough I will go and study,” she told Wofire News.
Kolobe was employed alongside Mapuleng Moletsane and Dipuo Pinkoane. Although they were three days into the job, the ladies were looking forward to suppressing fires. They were also excited that they would be able to provide for their families as breadwinners.
Moletsane said: “I’m ready and looking forward to do everything even the academy although I heard its tough there.”
The two said fitness is not a problem because they are sporty people, one played netball while the other one is a rugby player.