Few people realise what it took to get the Working on Fire Programme to be as successful as it is today. In addition to vision, dedication and a lot of hard work, this programme was built on and driven by passion. That passion has made a difference in people’s lives over the past 17 years – and that is worth celebrating.
National staff gathered to acknowledge and celebrate 17 years of success for the Working on Fire Programme during a small event at the WOF Head Office in Nelspruit Mpumalanga on Wednesday, 07 October.
During his address, Johan Heine, Chairman of the Working on Fire Board of Directors, shared some of the highlights in Working on Fire’s story – how and why the WOF Programme was born, some of the challenges the team faced and overcame through the years, our successes and how it has made a difference in the lives of young South Africans and the wildland firefighting sphere.
“There are many things in Working on Fire that people often take for granted, but that we can really be proud of,” said Heine. “Some of these include the quality of our training, the quality of our vehicles and the quality of our firefighters – their discipline, fitness and dedication has been recognised internationally.”
Trevor Abrahams, WOF Managing Director encouraged staff to continue striving for excellence and shared some of management’s vision for the way forward. He also thanked staff for their continued support: “I look forward to growing this programme with you and making it even better.”