Limpopo’s Fire Awareness Campaign launch
Working on Fire Limpopo’s fire awareness department launched their fire awareness campaign at Alma in the Waterberg District on the 15 April 2015. The campaign will run from April until the 12th May 2015.
The purpose of this campaign is to alert the people of the dangers of wildland fires and to prepare them for the upcoming 2015 fire season.
“This fire awareness campaign will run in the areas which are prone to wild land fires. We have been guided by the fire stats report which we got from the Dispatch department. This reports the areas which had more fires during the 2014 fire season” said Phenny Phukubye, the Fire Awareness Training Officer in Limpopo.
During the launch the fire fighters embarked on a fuel reduction project where they did the slashing in the community of Alma Ext and also the removal of the waste on the streets of Alma. The team were joined by local community members who were interested in the campaign and the efforts of the fire fighters. Councillor Grace Mashitisho was also there to witness the attention that was given to her community.
During the fuel load reduction the WoF Alma team was joined by the Modimolle EPWP team. “This was the first Fire Awareness campaign in the community of Alma and we will ensure that we conduct more awareness which will also include the workshop for the community members of Alma on the dangers of fire” mentioned Phukubye.