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KZN FireSafe Workshops at Utrecht

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...

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Fire breaks protect homes

Fire breaks protect homes

As part of ensuring that communities in KwaZulu-Natal prepare themselves for the upcoming winter fire season, the Utrecht Team recently visited Groenvlei and Pokweni where they demonstrated to community members how to construct proper fire breaks that can...

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Former firefighter goes for gold

Former firefighter goes for gold

31 year old Matshediso Sello, a former fire fighter at the Wedela Team has joined Anglo Ashanti’s Savuka Gold Mine in Carletonville as a Reef Checker. ‘‘I did the course relating to mining at the training Centre in Carletonville years back. I always wished to get a...

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Driver feels empowered by training

Driver feels empowered by training

One of the oldest drivers at Working on Fire, Saulos Ngobeni, 54, from the Rust De Winter base had praises for WOF after finishing yet another Driver Training Camp recently. “I really appreciate the opportunity to drive fire fighters in the programme. I have also...

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Driven with passion to join emergency services

Bontle Molefe a former firefighter and beauty queen at the Roodeplaat Team has recently exited Working on Fire to volunteer at the Maponya Ambulance Services in Hammanskraal to gain working experience in the medical emergency services field. ‘‘I was driven by passion...

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Participant uses firefighting skills on his farm

Participant uses firefighting skills on his farm

At the age of 47, Rust De Winter Team’s Type 1 Crew Leader, Jimmy Phatlane, has for the fourth consecutive time managed to obtain his Yellow Card recently during the Yellow Card Training Camp held at the Kadesh Lodge in the tiny town of Brits. He has passed the 2,4...

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Leoni climbs up the ranks in the programme

Leoni climbs up the ranks in the programme

Working on Fire has hundreds of management positions that were filled with those who started in the programme as fire fighters. Among them is Leoni Rooi who is currently the Free State Training Officer. She joined WOF as a fire fighter at the Clanwilliam Base in the...

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