The City of Cape Town’s Fire and Rescue Service officially welcomed 114 seasonal firefighters to help fight vegetation fires across the Western Cape over the summer period. Mayoral Committee member for Safety and Security JP Smith said the seasonal firefighter initiative is one of several interventions implemented each year to[…]
The City of Cape Town’s fire and rescue service is taking strain as a labour dispute over a standby allowance and working hours deepens. Over the last few months, officials have been battling it out with the two unions representing firefighters – the South African Municipal Workers’ Union (Samwu) and[…]
A Valhalla Park family has lost three of their children in a devastating fire that broke out in a wendy house in Hazel Street on Friday morning. Two boys and one girl, aged 13, 6 and 3, were burnt to death when the fire engulfed their home, shortly before suhoor.[…]
A mediator from Working on Fire has been sent to Canada by Minister of Environmental Affairs Edna Molewa to assist in resolving the pay dispute involving a team of firefighters, the department said on Sunday. Spokesperson Albi Modise in a statement said Trevor Abrahams along with a high level management[…]
A water tanker was allegedly stoned by residents in Masiphumelele on Saturday night, forcing firefighters to retreat from dousing a fire in the township, City of Cape Town Fire Services confirmed on Monday. Reports were received of informal structures burning in the area and after the tanker had entered the[…]
Firefighters worked through the night to ensure the fire which broke out in Muizenberg remained contained, the City of Cape Town said on Monday. “Three helicopters continued water-bombing the flames in Hout Bay and Tokai until sunset,” mayoral committee member for safety and security JP Smith said in a statement.[…]
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