Preparations for fire season

2018-05-18 06:00

THE Department of Environmental Affairs’ Working on Fire has been hard at work during the last few months and firefighters are busy preparing for the 2018 winter fire season which will start around the month of June.

Just over 700 firefighters have been stationed at 32 bases throughout the KwaZulu-Natal province and will be ready for the start of the fire season which could last up until the end of November.

Working on Fire has been conducting fire safe workshops and presentations across the province to train communities to be able to identify and lessen their fire risks and help them develop their fire management plans so that they are able to take ownership of risks within their communities. Working on Fire will be launching the fire awareness campaigns in several places to teach communities how to be safe and to prevent unwanted veld and forest fires and to raise awareness of the risk fires.

People will also be empowered to take responsibility to reduce the risk and impact of fires in their communities.

—Supplied.

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