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Empowering Grade R learners with fire weather

Grade R learners at Tlou Piletjie Creche were graced by the presence of the WoF participants who visited their school to educate them about the fire weather which is also known as the Fire Danger Index?????. The participants targeted young learners because they...

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KZN Wetlands Day

KZN Wetlands Day

Working on Fire was part of various fire safety awareness initiatives to jump start the pre-fire season activities in KwaZulu-Natal. WoF partnered with Women in Environment, Wetland projects, Recycling projects, Youth in Environment, Department of...

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Life trials of a female crew leader

Life trials of a female crew leader

Type 1 Crew Leader at the Roodeplaat Team, Ntebo Kwenaite, a single mother was forced into the job market at an early age due to poverty and she recalls her struggling past before she joined Working on Fire. ‘‘No one in the house was working and I am the first born....

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Caution: Stop alcohol abuse says FF

Caution: Stop alcohol abuse says FF

Everson Ngondo a father of two at the Maporeng Team in Gauteng said that alcohol abuse nearly drove him to the brink of facing serious financial woes. The 32 year old participant broke his silence on alcohol abuse to caution young people as it is one of the major...

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Overseas deployment a life time opportunity

Overseas deployment a life time opportunity

25 year old Alcinah Mkonto from the Mdala base in Mpumalanga said that her international deployment to Canada last year has really helped her break the spine of poverty in her family. “We are a family of eight and living in a tiny house. I couldn’t build extra rooms...

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Veteran Crew Leader now employed at City of Tshwane

Veteran Crew Leader now employed at City of Tshwane

41 years old Lucas Chisana, a veteran Crew Leader from the Mdala Team in Gauteng has recently exited the programme on a positive note. He is now employed in the Department of Water and Sanitation at the City of Tshwane in Pretoria. ‘‘In 2014 I acquired my multi...

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Team rescues fish from dry dam

Team rescues fish from dry dam

The Dewetsdorp Team in the Free State rescued fish that were on the verge of dying in the Jimmy Roos Dam as a result of lowering water levels in the dam. Hundreds of fish in the dam had already died and a few were still alive but with the extremely high temperatures...

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Accept whatever life throws at you

Accept whatever life throws at you

Learn to accept everything that life throws at you. These are the words of Nohlelo Ntlatywa a store person from Port St Johns Team in the Eastern Cape. 31 year old Ntlatywa was born with no disabilities but at the age of 6 that changed.  “I was playing with my friend...

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Participant aims to run faster and faster

Participant aims to run faster and faster

Nomaphelo Mgayi, a runner, is determined to represent her province in one of the major marathons in the country and the world in the near future. The 23-Year-old Mgayi is a firefighter at the Hogsback Team in the Eastern Cape who has been running locally since 2010...

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Keep on knocking on doors!!

Keep on knocking on doors!!

26 year old Thulasizwe Mthembu is a former Working on Fire participant from the Manzingwenya base in KwaZulu-Natal, who was recently employed at the Mseleni Hospital as a General Order in the waste section. “I joined WoF in 2014. I was very excited to land the job, I...

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