KZN FireSafe Workshops at Utrecht
Following the Fire Awareness conducted by the Utrecht Team in the beginning of March, Community Fire Awareness Officer, Makhosi Dladla, and Fire Awareness Assistant, Bongumusa Nyathi, returned to the same communities, Blue Mountain, Groenvlei and Phokweni to carry out a FireSafe Workshop.
Utrecht Crew Leader Type 1,Sbonelo Mkhwanazi, said “We had a great response from community members and they said they’ll invite us again when they start with their fire breaks.”
The community leader had requested that WoF come and train community members in order to reduce the number of wildfires in the area.
The team taught the community about the importance of doing a risk assessment in the community, how to calculate defensible space for fire breaks around their homes and the construction of a fire management plan.
“These are some topics we spoke about with these communities. Bongumusa conducted a successful workshop, it was a real eye opener for the community and they promised to do their part in preventing fire this year,” said Makhosi.