Working on Fire gets endorsement from South African National Defence Force (SANDF)
Working on Fire’s provincial office in Mpumalanga received an endorsement from the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) for its outstanding work in integrated fire management and community fire awareness activities.
At an awards ceremony held on 2 December 2016 at the Bundu Lodge in Nelspruit, Mbuso Siwela received the award on behalf of WOF management in the province.
“Receiving the award was not just a pat on the back, but an assurance that our work here at WOF doesn’t go unnoticed,” says Siwela. “This award symbolises good partnership and the valuable support received throughout the years we have been working with WOF,” says Captain Siboniso Maseko of the SANDF.
According to Siwela, the three-year relationship with the SANDF began as a result of several veld fires at military camps in the province.
“I have been partnering with the SANDF since 2014. I visited the Zonstraal Military Base in October providing procedures to military personnel on how to prevent and manage unwanted fires,” he says.