NSRI Jeffreys Bay recently gave SFDVG a huge boost in resources when they donated a Skid Fire Protection Unit to the local disaster group. The unit had been donated to them by BuCo but as the NSRI’s mandate is to save lives on South African waters, coastal and inland NSRI felt that the SFDVG will be more ably suited to fully utilize the donated equipment for their role as first responders in the event of a major fire or disaster in the area in cooperation with the Kouga Fire and Rescue Services.
The donation also included personal protective clothing and firefighting equipment donated to NSRI Station 37 Jeffrey’s Bay by Engen.
To ensure the mobility of the Skid Fire Protection Unit St Francis Links donated a trailer so that the unit is always mobile and ready for deployment wherever it may be needed.
No doubt the unit will be on standby when the controlled burn on the Irma Booysen Reserve takes place
Irma Booysen Resrve Controlled Burn
Together with Foster and Kouga Fire, the DVG will be assisting in a controlled burn over a 5ha area in the Irma Booysen reserve between 17 and 20 June. The actual 1 day burn will be weather dependent so the public will know a few days prior which actual day it the burn will be conducted one. DVG volunteers will be on standby with bowsers, as well as being responsible for potential traffic control.
A full press release with details of the burn will be published tomorrow.