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Busy Winter Fire Season across the country

Busy Winter Fire Season across the country

With the 2017 winter fire season in full swing firefighting teams across the country have been kept busy suppressing fires which threatened lives and properties. With the 2017 winter fire season in full swing firefighting teams across the country have been kept busy...

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Working on Fire empowered firefighter to better his life

Working on Fire empowered firefighter to better his life

“Education is the key to success and without education life is never easy,” says Mlungisi Ndamase, a former firefighter from Port St. Johns (PSJ) in the Eastern Cape. Ndamase grew up in the rural area of Port St. Johns and has always been eager to better his life. “I...

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WOF Gauteng plans to intensify fire education

WOF Gauteng plans to intensify fire education

Fire education is the first weapon used to combat and mitigate deadly fires. Explaining the purpose of the pre-winter fire awareness campaign to prepare communities for the winter fire season, Community Fire Awareness Officer Lerato Mokwena says,“We will be arming...

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Change in leadership and back to basics campaign

Change in leadership and back to basics campaign

Working on Fire remains committed to saving lives, protecting our environment and restoring the dignity of firefighters in programme. Working on Fire the award-winning Expanded Public Work Programme, which resides under the Department of Environmental Affairs and is...

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Yellow Cards ensure compliance on the fire line

Yellow Cards ensure compliance on the fire line

Even though fire is a very valuable resource – used for cooking, creating heat, clearing land for farming and even fighting fire – it has the potential to cause great harm. It is therefore vitally important that Working on Fire’s (WOF) brave men and women, who work...

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WOF KZN awards its top achieving fire awareness teams

WOF KZN awards its top achieving fire awareness teams

The Working on Fire KwaZulu-Natal Fire Awareness Department has recognised the best performing teams that conducted fire awareness programmes from the third quarter of the 2016/2017 year with awards. The Utrecht, Thurlow and Umzimkhulu Teams were recognised for doing...

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Fire awareness campaign targets vulnerable homes

Fire awareness campaign targets vulnerable homes

In preparation for the 2017 winter fire season, the Working on Fire KwaZulu-Natal Team, in partnership with the KZN Office of the Premier, King Cetshwayo Disaster Management Centre and the Umlalazi Fire Department, conducted a door-to-door fire awareness exercise in...

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Campaign to reduce fires in communities

Campaign to reduce fires in communities

The Mamabolo participants in Limpopo initiated a campaign to educate and equip communities with fire safety information. The team conducted a door-to-door fire awareness exercise in communities in Maselana where they educated residents about how to protect their homes...

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