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Fire and emergency services from across South Africa are joining the fight against the terrifying Knysna Fire, as well as collecting donations!

 

Various emergency service providers and firefighters from other provinces and cities are working together to help their fellow hero’s fight the fires racing across Knysna!

The ‘Working on Fire’ Free State, Bloemfontein and Marquard Team are on their way to assist Western Cape teams battling Knysna fire.

“Working on Fire is an Expanded Public Works Programme funded by the Department of Environmental Affairs, training young people to be wildland fire fighters.”

“We employ more than 5000 young men and women who are fully trained as wildfire firefighters and are stationed in more than 200 bases across South Africa. Our firefighters are recruited from marginalised communities and trained in fire awareness and education, prevention and fire suppression skills.”

Dynamic Emergency Medical Services has set up donation drop-off points at their Queenstown Branch and their branch on Western Avenue, Vincent, East London.

“Dynamic EMS will be collecting relief items for those affected by the Knysna Fires. Anything from clothes, blankets, water, perishable foods, toiletries or even something for the shelter animals that had to be evacuated. Donations may be dropped off at our Base at 121 Western Avenue, Vincent, East London. Contact Melissa 043 726 2225. come on East London lets all stand together and help those in need.”

“Our Queenstown Branch will also be collecting relief items for those affected by the Knysna Fire damage. any donations may be dropped out our premises in Sasol Complex, Cathcart Road, Queenstown”

Soldiers from the South African National Defence Force have also been deployed along with other officials to help bring the fires under control.

“We are doing everything we can to kill off those fires that are still waging. This was a massivly unexpected event, but we are dealing with it as best as we can” – James-Brent Styan, Spokesperson, Provincial Minister for Local Government


Sources: Twitter
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