Mogalakwena Team leads the Province in Fire Awareness
Working on Fire’s Mogalakwena Team demonstrated their dedication, passion and commitment by being in the national top 10 performing teams in fire awareness activities.
Fire awareness education is the best tool used by Working on Fire’s fire fighters to educate school learners, landowners and communities about fires. After the 2015 winter fire season, the Mogalakwena Team hosted fire awareness presentations and educational talks in various areas within the Waterberg District
Municipality, an area that recorded more fires the previous year. The Mogalakwena Team with the assistance of their Fire Awareness Training Officer conducted 53 fire awareness activities in various schools within the Waterberg District Municipality. Most of these fire awareness were aligned with the Curriculum and Assessment Policy Statements (CAPS) method which enabled learners to adapt easily.
“The teams were selected based on the quality of the fire awareness activities they have conducted,” said Doreen Makoni, the National Fire Awareness Coordinator.
The Mogalakwena Team was awarded R1000 by the Fire Awareness National Officer for their hard work and for achieving position 3 in the whole country. The province also awarded the team with R500 for putting the province on the map. “I am so proud of the achievement of my team, it shows that the workshops I was conducting while training them were implemented in schools and communities,” said Phenny Phukubye, the Fire Awareness Training Officer in Limpopo.
Other teams that performed well included the Blouberg Team who got position 7 and Nebo Team which got position 9