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Working on Fire


PO Box 44705

Tel: 021 799 5787
Fax: 086 514 1482
Contact: Ms Luthfia Cader (National Advocacy Manager)

Working on Fire recruits and trains young men and women from marginalised communities as skilled wildland fire fighters to reduce the personal and economic harm caused by unwanted wildfire. There are currently 3721 people deployed at over 100 WoF bases across South Africa. WoF is a government-funded, job-creation programme focusing on Intergrated Fire Management in South Africa.

WoF firefighters are recruited and trained in fire awareness and education, prevention and fire suppression skills. These young men and women form veld and forest fire fighting ground crews, stationed at bases around the country to help stop the scourge of wildfire which costs the South African economy billions of rands every year.

The multi-partner Working on Fire programme is implemented by the FFA Group of Companies, a leading supplier of integrated fire management services (IFMS) in South Africa.

Additional Contacts:

Regional Bases:
Mpumalanga provincial General Manager: Trevor Wilson Cell: 082 5779337

KZN provincial General Manager: Bobby Hoole Cell: 082 9018795

Free State provincial General Manager: Roelof Geyser Tel: 084 549 1316

WC and SC provincial General Manager: Graham Barlow Cell: 072 2240669

Gauteng provincial General Manager: Kobus Visser Cell: 082 4172513

Limpopo provincial General Manager: Sam Maepa Cell: 082 8025010

Eastern Cape provincial General Manager: Anthony Kasinga Tel: 082 340 9319