Working on Fire (WoF) in Mpumalanga teams up with Fire Protection Associations to minimise the negative impact of veld-fires
The Department of Environmental Affairs’ Working on Fire (WoF) programme in Mpumalanga, in conjunction with the Mkhondo and Umpuluzi Fire Protection Associations, on request by the Mpumalanga Umbrella Fire Protection Association (MUFPA), is joining forces in one of the biggest team mobilisation efforts to minimise negative impacts of veld-fires.
WoF has deployed 100 firefighters from the Western Cape and 50 from KwaZulu-Natal respectively, requested by MUFPA as a standby resource to support the already established Fire Protection Association (FPA) resources in the provinces’ Highveld region. This comes as a large contingent of FPA resources and over 200 WoF firefighters extinguished 27 fires that engulfed the region last week. Areas of concern include Ermelo, Warburton, Mayflower and Piet Retief.
Working on Fire is our government programme with 5000 fully trained wild land firefighters at 200 bases throughout South Africa, providing an essential wild land fire suppression service to landowners and municipalities across the country.