KZN volunteers ready for the fire season

15 March, 2016

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KZN volunteers ready for the fire season

15 Mar,2016Fire Stories

In an effort to reduce the number of fire disasters in the upcoming fire season, Working on Fire in KwaZulu-Natal conducted a Two Day Workshop with Ward 8 and 9 community members at the Dondotha Community in the Zululand Region.

Working on Fire in partnership with the Uthungulu Disaster District are now doing refresher workshops and post assessment to Umfolozi and Ntambanana Local Municipalities. Community Fire Awareness Officer, Makhosi Dladla, said “We started with the FireSafe presentations done at Nzoza and Dondotha communities in the beginning of the year.”

From the two presentations, the Fire Awareness Team in the province set up dates for Fire Safe Refresher Workshops with the community disaster management volunteers they trained last year. “We agreed that it will be a good idea so that the volunteers will have enough time to prepare for fire season”, said Makhosi.

The disaster management volunteers will be working closely with the Umfolozi Fire & Rescue, Kwa Mbonambi WoF Team, Uthungulu Disaster Management and other available stakeholders in preparations for fire season.

Fire Awareness Assistant, Simphiwe Dlamini, demonstrated the safety use of hand tools and said, “The training went very well, group members said they learnt a lot during the day and they will now change their behaviour towards fires”.

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