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Vrolijkheid Team reduces fire risk

As part of the Social Development Department, Community and Public Team Projects, the Vrolijkheid Team conducted a cleanup at the Anne Frederick's Pre-School to reduce the rubble surrounding the school which may lead to unwanted fires. The team took the time to...

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Swellendam Team helps out at SPCA

Swellendam Team helps out at SPCA

The Southern Cape Swellendam Team lends a helping hand at the Swellendam Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA). The Team conducted a cleanup at the Swellendam SPCA Hondedip, which included the cleaning of kennels and cattery, yard cleanup and,...

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110 Fires suppressed in Western Cape Fire Season

110 Fires suppressed in Western Cape Fire Season

Firefighters in the Western Cape have been hard at work fighting multiple fires across the province since the beginning of the Summer Fire Season in December 2015. The largest fires thus far were in the Cape Peninsula, De Doorns, Viljoenshof and the recent Swartberg...

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Hero of #Capefirestorm now a Crew Leader

Hero of #Capefirestorm now a Crew Leader

Western Cape Type 2 Crew Leader Annelisa Flani, a single mother, recently spoke to WoFire News about her achievements within the Working on Fire programme. Flani, from Khayelitsha, who joined Working on Fire as a firefighter in September 2014, recently became a Type 2...

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Western Cape employs 160 new participants

Western Cape employs 160 new participants

Between November 2015 and February 2016, the Western Cape has employed 160 participants from previously disadvantaged communities. “We had close to about 2000 applicants who responded to the advertisement of employment, and only 160 were chosen,” says Western Cape...

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Determined to further his studies in health and safety

Determined to further his studies in health and safety

Itumeleng Johannes Xumalo, a 26 year old firefighter from Bloemhof base, has registered with the Oxbridge Academy to study a Safety Management Course. Xumalo is a participant from the Boitumelong Location in the North West who joined the Working on Fire programme in...

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Crew Leader sets his eye on being Regional Manager

Crew Leader sets his eye on being Regional Manager

27-year-old Type 2 Crew Leader at the Christiana Base in North West is doing everything he can to ensure his wish of being one of the Regional Managers. Joseph Mokgeledi who joined Working on Fire in 2011 recently moved a step closer to achieving his wish when he...

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Being positive will get you that special job

Being positive will get you that special job

23 year-old Solofelang Senokoane is a former Working on Fire participant from the Christiana base who exited the programme after joining the Department of Environmental Affairs as their Environmental Awareness Campaigner in January this year. Solofelang joined the...

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Province invests in employees’ wellness

Province invests in employees’ wellness

Working on Fire in Limpopo brought health services to their employees through the Wellness Campaign which was organised by the Tzaneen Base Manager in conjunction with the AgriAids SA Coordinators. The day started with the presentation by the AgriAids coordinator who...

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