The Working on Fire Limpopo’s (WoF) fire fighting team based at the Marakele National Park in Thabazimbi had the pleasure to be visited by students from UNISA, who they empowered with fire fighting skills. 

Firefighting exposure for students

 
 
 

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The Working on Fire Limpopo’s (WoF) fire fighting team based at the Marakele National Park in Thabazimbi had the pleasure to be visited by students from UNISA, who they empowered with fire fighting skills. 

The conservation students wanted to learn more about nature and conservation, as well as integrated fire management systems. 

As part of the tour, the students also attended a workshop conducted by the fire-fighters, where they learned about fire behaviour, fire suppression and personal fire safety. 

WoF Limpopo Provincial spokesperson, Matema Gwangwa, remarked that the fire-fighters had a fabulous session with the students as they showed passion on learning what WoF was all about.

She added that the level of discipline showed by the students was remarkable. 

“Part of the training included the fire suppression exercise working on live flames.  They were also taught about the type of clothing or attire to wear when going to the fire line; and the different types of tools used in fire fighting. 

“We hope the students will share the skills and information they acquired with their families and peers,” Gwangwa said. 

As part of their plan to reduce wildfires, WoF Limpopo embarked on various campaigns with the objective of reducing the wildfires across the province.

42 days ago       15 March 2018