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Former firefighter now field ranger

Working on Fire prides itself in providing unemployed youth from disadvantaged communities with skills that improve their employability. The success of the programme is proven by the regular numbers of former WOF participants who land jobs either in...

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Workshop seeks to simplify daily operation

Shane Christian, the newly appointed Working on Fire National General Manager recently visited the Working on Fire Free State Provincial Staff to engage, train and provide additional information to the staff members about the Working on Fire programme. The 3 days...

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WOF Eastern Cape welcomes new Crew Leaders

The Working on Fire programme in the Eastern Cape welcomed back 21 Crew Leaders who recently completed the Type 2 Crew Leader course. The young men and women left the province to attend the Type 2 Crew Leader course which ran from 24 May to 14 July. Ground Operations...

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Team ready for its first fire season

Since its inception last year, the Rooiberg Team has been working tirelessly to put up fire prevention measures in fire-prone areas. The team is facing its first fire season which will see the participants dispatched to the fire line for fire suppression. The...

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Storekeeper earns a bachelor’s degree

Tshibanyane Mofokeng from the Bethlehem Team has achieved something that not many in his position have. Mofokeng obtained a Bachelor’s in Governance and Political Transformation degree from the University of the Free State. Tshibanyane and his twin brother are...

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Restoring Knysna through fire awareness

Following the recent fires which engulfed Knysna, the Western Cape Community Fire Awareness Officer (CFAO ), Rayganah Rhoda, and Fire Awareness Training Officer (FATO) Androlene Killian, conducted a FireSafe workshop in Knysna for 30 members of the Kleinkrans and...

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Naledi Team celebrates six years of service

Early this month the crew members of the North West Naledi Team celebrated six years of providing excellent services to neighbouring communities. Early this month the crew members of the North West Naledi Team celebrated six years of providing excellent services to...

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Injured Knysna fire hero becomes a father

Gaecious Maleke became a father on 6 July. A Working on Fire (WOF) firefighter from the Bloemfontein Team, Maleke was injured in the line of duty when a burning tree log rolled over him during the fires in Knysna in the Western Cape. He sustained soft tissue damage to...

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