Utrecht team conducts fire awareness in the Blue Mountain community
The Utrecht Team in KwaZulu-Natal in partnership with the Department of Health, Amajuba Disaster District, Utrecht Fire and Rescue and Community Development Workers conducted a Community Fire Awareness event at the Blue Mountain Community.
Crew Leader Type 1, Sbonelo Mkhwanazi, said: “The objective of the awareness is to get the community alert and ready for the upcoming fire season and how they can protect themselves.”
The team demonstrated how to make a construction line, a fire belt and how WoF can assist in the area. The community was one of the most fire prone communities during the 2015 Winter Fire Season.
“We had a great response from community members, they said they’ll invite us again when they start with their fire breaks.”
“The problem was that they only did fire breaks around their homes which wasn’t big enough so when a fire came from a Nompilo Zondi, Provincial Communication Officer, KwaZulu-Natal