About Us

Working on Fire manages an Integrated Fire Management Programme which includes fire management planning, detection, prevention, suppression, dispatch and coordination and community fire awareness activities.

Working on Fire Executive Committee

It is the structure through which the MD is able to obtain input in managing the company and keeping the EXCO members to account for their specific portfolios. The EXCO Members are hence responsible for providing guidance on the overall direction and management of the company and providing the strategic guidance and management of their portfolios.

Working on Fire History

The Kishugu Group (formarly known as the FFA Group of Companies) was awarded a tender by National Government in 2003 to implement an aerial and ground resource plan for fighting veld fires.

This was the first of its kind in South Africa and it took much research, both locally and internationally, to come up with a strategy which could be practically applied in the unique South African landscape. The result was – Working on Fire, officially launched in September 2003.


Working on Fire (WOF) is a South African, government-funded, multi-partner organisation. The Department of Forestry, Fisheries and Environment (DFFE) provides the main funding and structure for the programme and forms an integral part of the South African Government’s future planning for the custodianship of South Africa’s natural environment.

Working on Fire Programmes

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