firefighting

Meet the women who fought the Knysna fires

In June this year, devastating fires laid waste to the Western Cape, particularly in the towns of Knysna and neighbouring Plettenberg Bay, where homes...

Cape Town salutes its firefighting heroes

Two firefighters lost their lives in the weeklong blazes across the Cape Peninsula: Nazeem Davies, heading back to base after dousing a fire, died when his vehicle crashed and pilot Willem Marais died when his helicopter crashed while battling a fire in the Cape Point Nature Reserve.

Cape Town Cycle Tour honours firefighting volunteers

The Cape Town Cycle Tour, the world's largest timed cycling event, was cut to 47km because of fires along its traditional route. But that did not stop tens of thousands of people riding in and supporting the Show You Care Solidarity Ride.

Working on Fire: saving lives, changing lives

working-on-fire-thumbSouth Africa's Working on Fire firefighting programme not only saves lives and billions of rands in property every year, it also changes for the better the lives of the ex-prisoners and once-destitute people who fight the fires.

Working on Fire: saving lives, changing lives

working-on-fire-thumbSouth Africa's Working on Fire firefighting programme not only saves lives and billions of rands in property every year, it also changes for the better the lives of the ex-prisoners and once-destitute people who fight the fires.