Campaigns under way for a safe fire season

2018-03-02 06:00
PHOTO: suppliedWorking on Fire employee interacts with a community member during a campaign.

PHOTO: suppliedWorking on Fire employee interacts with a community member during a campaign.

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AS part of making sure that people are safe during the winter fire season, the Department of Environmental Affairs, together with the Working on Fire team members, have started campaigns to educate communities about fire safety in Kokstad.

Working on Fire said the aim of the campaigns is to teach people to be safe and to prevent unwanted veld and forest fires in their areas. People are empowered to take responsibility to reduce the risks and impact of fires in their areas.

People were told to cut down overhanging tree branches close to their homes and remove dry leaves from gutters as they can pose a fire risk. They were also told to have the contact details of local fire authorities in case of an emergency. — Supplied.

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