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MD Message July 2015

MD Message July 2015

As you all well aware by now there are 48 Crew Members from Working on Fire who are currently in Alberta, Canada, where they are providing assistance to the Canadian Interagency Forest Fire Centre (CIFFC), as hundreds of fires have swept across much of Western Canada...

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Transnet Project has no boundaries

Working on Fire’s Commercial Operations recently worked on the Transnet Project. According to Hennie Homann, one of the Project Managers, this project encompassed doing line clearing and prescribed burning across two provinces from outside Ermelo in Mpumalanga...

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Danielskuil Team comes to the rescue of Thlakalatlou

Danielskuil Team comes to the rescue of Thlakalatlou

The Danielskuil Team in the Northern Cape saved the lives of the Thlakalatlou residents as well as helping them not to have lost all their belongings during a fire which swept through the informal settlement. Working on Fire was called to help when one of the shacks...

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Bloemfontein firefighter passionate about sport

Twenty-four year old Phuthi Maleke, from the Bloemfontein Team is an aspirant runner and a cricketer. He recently participated in the Inter State Bus Lines 21km Marathon. Out of over 600 participants, Maleke secured the 18th position and won himself a silver medal....

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Mpumalanga launches Winter Fire Season

Mpumalanga launches Winter Fire Season

Working on Fire in partnership with the Provincial Disaster Management Centre and the Umbrella Fire Protection Association launched their 2015 Mpumalanga Winter Fire Season in Mbombela on the 26 June 2015. The WoF General Manager, Martin Bolton, said at the launch...

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Difficult Western Cape Fire Season comes to an end

Difficult Western Cape Fire Season comes to an end

Working on Fire (WoF) teams fought 343 veld and forest fires within the Western Cape Province over the November 2014/May 2015 Summer Fire Season. “We would like to thank all partners for their support and assistance during this difficult fire season recognised as the...

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Fire education a key in combating flames

According to Working on Fire in Gauteng, the West Rand recorded the most fire calls last year. It was therefore important to educate the communities in the areas about the dangers of veld and forest fires. Gauteng’s Community Fire Awareness Officer, Lerato Mokwena,...

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