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From a firefighter to a Training Officer

From a firefighter to a Training Officer

Danny Mafumo joined Working on Fire in July 2004 at Tzaneen base as a fire fighter, after hearing from his friend that WoF was recruiting youngsters from their community. Prior to joining WoF Danny was employed as a security officer. He resigned to pursue his passion...

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North West Drivers Training Camp

North West Drivers Training Camp

The Working on Fire drivers in the North West Province attended a five day Yellow Card Training Camp at SA Lombard Nature Reserve from 7 December to the 11 December 2015. In the first day of the training camp, vehicle managers learned about road signs regulations,...

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Team lends a helping hand to community

Team lends a helping hand to community

The Western Cape Limietberg team  filled  the Limietberg Bosdorp Nature Reserve, community dam with 3000 litres of  water as they suffered a loss due to the dry and windy conditions in the area. With the help of Cape Nature, hosting partner of Working on Fire...

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I am a hero beacuse of Working on Fire

I am a hero beacuse of Working on Fire

Naledi and Vaalkop teams in the North West Province welcomed back their crew members Boipuso Mthimkhulu and Joas Matlapeng who were part of the South African team deployed in Indonesia to help fight raging fires. Matlapeng received many heartfelt and inspiring notes...

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Early start to preventing wild fires

Early start to preventing wild fires

Working on Fire with Nkandla Municipality under Fire and Disaster Management with uThungulu Disaster District recently had a refresher fire safety workshop in the community of Nkandla. The refresher workshop looked at a method to assess the level of risk, how to...

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WOF’s effort to help aging participant

WOF’s effort to help aging participant

Working on Fire in Gauteng launched the carpentry workshop in Cradle of Humankind base to make and refurbish furnishers for the provincial office and bases. The workshop was aimed at providing fire fighters who can no longer work on the fireline with skills that would...

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Free State experiences unusual fires

Free State teams which were on standby in December to assist the Western Cape were kept busy by fires that erupted in the province. The abnormal fire season saw fire fighters battle with fires fueled by massive heat wave and draught since December right through to...

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Former firefighters undertake first solo flights

Former firefighters undertake first solo flights

Thanks to the training and development opportunities in Working on Fire, two former fire fighters from the programme have recently taken to the skies in their first solo flights in Mbombela, Mpumalanga. Themba Maebela (27) from Mpumalanga and Siyabonga Varasha (26)...

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