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Normandien Team conducts fuel load reduction

Normandien Team conducts fuel load reduction

The Normandien Team and its partners conducted fuel load reduction at the Woodburn Farm to help prevent potential fires from spreading. The team also cleaned the road near the farm and cleared trees which were making it hard to use the road. Normandien Base Manager,...

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A poem dedicated to all women

A poem dedicated to all women

Let me air my views regarding a woman in this Women’s Month. A woman changes her name, Changes her home, Leaves her family, Moves in with you, Builds a home with you. Even the kids she delivers bear your name. Everything she does – cooking, cleaning, taking care of...

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Maria Letsholo spreads her wings on radio

Maria Letsholo spreads her wings on radio

Maria Letsholo is a 24-year-old hardworking young mother of two from Carletonville. Maria joined the WOF in 2011 as a firefighter. She was later promoted to being a firefighter first aider. In 2013 she employed as a Type 3 dispatcher and office first aider in the...

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Sinah sails through marathon

Sinah sails through marathon

“I grew up having challenges at school which led me to throw in the towel in Grade 10. It was not an easy decision but I couldn’t cope because my peers were making fun of me,” said Sinah Malatjie, a firefighter at Sekororo Base. Malatjie had it tough while growing up...

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MD Message – August 2016

MD Message – August 2016

I would like to extend warm greetings to all our dedicated participants and staff across all provinces and in particular to all the women in Working on Fire. The national theme for Women’s Month this August was, “Women United in Moving South Africa Forward”. To this...

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HAT participants receive specialised rope training

HAT participants receive specialised rope training

Fifty High Altitude Team (HAT) participants from the Eastern Cape were given specialised rope training. The training took place in Van Stadens from 4 July to 5 August 2016 where all seven High Altitude Teams – Baviaanskloof, Lusikisiki, Cata, Katberg, Van Stadens,...

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Former firefighters celebrate World Ranger Day

Former firefighters celebrate World Ranger Day

More than 10 former firefighters from Working on Fire in the Eastern Cape were among rangers that were acknowledged for their efforts in conserving natural resources on World Ranger Day. The day was celebrated by Eastern Cape Parks and Tourism Agency (ECPTA) on...

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High risk areas to be monitored

High risk areas to be monitored

The KwaZulu-Natal Utrecht team responded to a call of a fire at Emlwane Farm on 16 July. The team fought the fire for almost four hours before it was finally suppressed. According to the team’s Base Communication Representative, Zamani Nkosi, the fire was the second...

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