Reaching out to landowners at prestigious Elliot Agri-Expo

20 September, 2015

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Reaching out to landowners at prestigious Elliot Agri-Expo

20 Sep,2015WoF and Dept of Env Affairs

WoF in the Eastern Cape recently attended the prestigious Agri-Expo in Elliot where it showcased its work on integrated fire management to landowners within the agricultural communities of the Province.

The Elliot Team was on hand to engage with landowners and community members educating them about the dangers of veld and forest fires.

Hannes Muller, Base Manager for the Elliot Team said that the Teams’ contribution in the area is already well acknowledged in terms of fire management and the Team has brought relief to landowners because there was no one specializing in fighting forest fires in the area.

“The WoF Elliot Team has done well in preventing and educating communities through fires awareness and suppression,’’ he said. The Community Training Fire Awareness Officer, Wongama Copiso, also said it was an opportunity to reach out to landowners in the area. ‘‘We also had the Elliot Team who demonstrated how they operate on a fire line”, Copiso said.

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