Western Cape Fire Awareness Campaign kicks off
On 7 October 2016, Working on Fire Western Cape hosted its annual Fire Awareness Campaign launch at the Loben Hall in Mamre, to launch the series of upcoming fire awareness, door-to-door and risk reduction campaigns that will take place across the Western Cape in preparation for the 2016/17 summer fire season.
Community Fire Awareness Officer, Rayganah Rhoda, says, “We brought together close to 200 community members from around the West Coast region as well as key stakeholders. It was evident that we havecommunity established good relationships with stakeholders and communities. Our stakeholders’ support was helpful in our campaign with various fire safe messages that came 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, particularly in communities in informal settlement areas, Working on Fire and various stakeholders are running a series of fire awareness and doort o door campaigns across the province.
The purpose of the campaigns are to increase the awareness of fire risks and to educate communities about how they can mitigate these risks. The awareness drives were initiated by Working on Fire in cooperation with CapeNature, City of Cape Town Fire and Rescue Services,
Disaster Risk Management, Fire Protection Associations as well as SANParks. “Together we can do better. Together we will save lives with this campaign. Because fire is everyone’s fight.”