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Celebrating Disaster Reduction Day

The International Day for Disaster Reduction is a day to celebrate how people and communities are reducing their exposure to disasters. The theme for 2015 focussed on the use of traditional, indigenous and local knowledge to help reduce and plan against disasters. The...

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Learning from each other

Learning from each other

The KwaZulu-Natal Mbazwana Team visited the KZN Ezemvelo Wildlife at the Sibhaya Camp, for a fire awareness campaign focusing on fire behaviour. The awareness was to educate the employees at the Nature Reserve. The Mbazwana Base Communication Representative,...

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Western Cape, Mamre Disaster Reduction Day

Western Cape, Mamre Disaster Reduction Day

In commemoration of International Disaster Reduction Day, the Mamre WoF team together with the Cape Peninsula Fire Protection Association conducted a stack burn of cleared Port Jackson vegetation on a private CPFPA member’s property in Klein Dassenberg in effort to...

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Mpumalanga Disaster Reduction Day

Mpumalanga Disaster Reduction Day

WoF in Mpumalanga participated and delivered a presentation on community fire awareness as part of the International Disaster Reduction Day which was organised by the Bushbuckridge Local Municipality on the 8 October 2015. The event took place at Mariam...

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Gauteng Disaster Reduction Day

WoF in partnership with emergency services institutions assembled in Heidelberg Stadium East of Johannesburg to mark the International Day for Disaster Reduction. Community Fire Awareness Officer, Lerato Mokwena, in Gauteng Province said that, ‘‘As Working on Fire...

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Limpopo fires leads to loss of life and property

Limpopo fires leads to loss of life and property

The Waterberg District fires has lead to many losses more especially the loss of life and one of our participants passed away as a result of injuries sustained on the fire line. On Sunday 11 October, fire fighters from Northam in Limpopo were deployed in a mountainous...

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KwaZulu-Natal Disaster Reduction

WoF was invited by the uThungulu Disaster Management Centre to celebrate in Shakaland at eShowe. The uThungulu Disaster Manager, Sibonisile Kunene said, “We chose this venue as it is a historical site, a living museum of the Zulu Culture and the Zulu King who ruled in...

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WoF drivers ready for the Summer Fire Season

During 5 to 9 October 2015, 65 Working on Fire (WoF) drivers participated in a Yellow Card Driver Refresher Course to ensure the readiness of all drivers for the coming 2015/2016 Summer Fire Season. The objective of the training course, hosted at the Swellendam...

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Passion For Running

Carron Peters, a participant from the False Bay Team in the Western Cape has been in the programme since 2014 and has seen how the programme can reignite the spark within her. Carron says, “when I started working at WoF I stopped cross country running not knowing what...

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