Working on Fire Executive Committee (EXCO)

Meeting Report Back


Knysna Wildfire

The Working on Fire Executive Committee (EXCO) would like to acknowledge and thank all management and participants for ensuring our involvement was a huge success. From provincial and national personnel who provided valuable logistics support in the deployments. To the firefighters, pilots, drivers, stock controllers and managements who ensured our fire suppression was of great value during the devastating fires.


Our involvement in the Knysna fires has provided Working on Fire with a positive profile once again.

Special recognition was given to Shane Christian, the then General Manager-Western Cape for his role in both the Knysna and Tsitsikamma fires as well as his management team for their ability to support the 400 plus firefighters at the Knysna base camp.


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Meet the WOF Executives

Over the next few months we will be profiling and introducing the WOF EXCO members to the organisation.

EXCO members will be engaging provincial management and will visit bases across the country to engage with participants and management.


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Central Disciplinary screening process comes to an end

EXCO has decided that effective 21 August 2017 the central screening of all Working on Fire disciplinary actions which was in effect since 02 May 2017, will come to an end. Management has undergone IR training since May 2017 and will be required to take accountability for these processes. They can liaise with Head Office Human Resources for advice but must lead this process as per company policies and procedures.


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High Altitude reporting lines

Effective, 18 August 2017 High Altitude – General Manager, Dave Williams will report to Shane Christian, National General Manager. High Altitude will align to WOF provincial management structures.


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General Managers advised to build communication channels

EXCO has advised that General Managers must find opportunities to engage with participants and management through regular engagements like base visits and promoting dialogue between management and participants. Each General Manager must develop a plan and provide to the NGM.


Over the past, few months we have undergone several changes. While we had undergone some changes in management, we want to reassure EXCO’s commitment in providing a positive, accountable and sustainable WOF for all. We all have a role to play. If there are any issues or insecurities, feel free to raise them so that we can address it.




Fire in the South African Landscape