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Emerging farmer has big plans

As part of his concerted effort to break the cycle of poverty in his family, Samuel Mmolotsi, a firefighter at De Wildt Base, has become a livestock farmer. Two years ago, he bought one cow with his stipend. Mmolotsi says, “I now have six cows and intend buying...

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Celebrating 14 years of service

The Working on Fire programme celebrated its 14th anniversary this October. Khomotso Moagi, who is now a Ground Operations Manager (GOM) in Gauteng, is a veteran participant in the programme. Moagi, who hails from Bushbuckridge, recalls that when she was recruited...

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Ficksburg Team supports cancer awareness

The Working on Fire Ficksburg team recently participated in Relay For Life, a unique event hosted by the Cancer Association of South Africa (CAN SA), and the largest cancer engagement and fundraising activity in the world! The team supported the initiative by walking...

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ECD educators taught fire Fundamentals

Fire Awareness Officers held a workshop to teach early childhood development (EC D) teachers in the Botshabelo area of the Free State about the fundamentals of fire, how fires are started, how to extinguish different types of fires, the different sources that can fuel...

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2000 hectares lost in a day to wildfires

Working on Fire (WOF) participants in Limpopo had a very busy start to August as they battled raging wildfires in the Waterberg District. Waterberg is one of the areas which is prone to wildfires due to the type of vegetation. About 100 WOF firefighters were...

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