Western Cape Community Fire Awareness campaigns flares off
On 7 October 2015, Working on Fire (WoF) hosted their annual Fire Awareness Campaign launch at the Driftsands Nature Reserve, to launch the series of up and coming fire awareness and door to door campaigns taking place within the Western Cape.
Community Awareness Officer, Rayganah Rhoda says, “We brought together 110 community members from around the Peninsula and key stakeholders at the event and it was evident of the good relationships we have established, not only with the community but with our partners as well. Our stakeholders support did tremendously in our campaign.
With the various fire safe messages that come from each fraternity, the community members could see the importance of being fire safe.”
In an ongoing effort to address the scourge of fires within the Western Cape communities and in particular in informal settlement areas, WoF together with various stakeholders will be running a series of fire awareness and door to door campaigns across the province.
The purpose of the campaigns are to increase the awareness of fire risks and how communities can mitigate these risks as it is vital to educate communities and children in this regard. The awareness drives are initiated by WoF in corporation with Cape Nature, Fire and Rescue – City of Cape Town, Disaster Risk Management, and South African National Parks.
“Together we can do better. Together we will save lives with this campaign. Because fire is everyone’s fight.”