North West ready for fire season after Yellow Card Training Camp

24 April, 2016

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North West ready for fire season after Yellow Card Training Camp

24 Apr,2016Training

Over 300 participants in the North West Province have undergone an intensive Yellow Card Training Camp in the first half of April in preparation for the winter fire season.

At the Training Camps it was determined whether the fire fighters have the right Personal Protective Clothing and Equipment and they also had to undergo fitness training (2,4km run, push-ups, pull-ups and sit-ups) and advanced fire fighting training. Upon finishing the training fire fighters were issue with Yellow Cards which indicate they are ready to fight fires.

According to Manase Mpholoane, the WoF Ground Operation Manager in the North West Province, the firefighters are more than ready for the upcoming winter fire season.

“The training camp went well as each and every fire fighter who participated in this Yellow Card Training Camp met the requirements needed to obtain their Yellow Cards. I can proudly say the North West is ready for the upcoming winter fire season,” said Mpholoane.

During the pass out parade, North West General Manager, Noluvuyo Mashologu said, “I am happy and the participants should be proud of themselves and the importance of their job and the value they add to communities out there. I am proud that we achieved a 100% pass rate. We are glad that all our participants are now fit and ready for fire season.”

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