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THE RIGHT EQUIPMENT

Have you got the right equipment in place? Here’s what you need.

ESSENTIAL

This is required by all persons on or near a fire.

These are the minimum requirements for all farmers and their workers.

Leather boots

Leather gloves

Overalls, safety wear or jeans: 100% cotton

Bottle of drinking water

At night: Torch

NO gumboots

NO open shoes/plakkies

NO polyester/nylon

NO tracksuits

NO shorts

GOOD TO HAVE

Extras that are good to have but not required when fighting wildfires.

Leather safety boots

Long-sleeved shirt or overalls (100% cotton)

Warm top or wind breaker (for after & observation)

Welding or braai gloves

Safety glasses

Hat (100% cotton) or hard hat (with chin strap)

Bandannas (mouth & nose cover)

Head torch (at night)

2 litres of drinking water

Energy drink

High energy snacks

NO jewellery

Professional Wildland Firefighting PPE

Not required by farmers and their workers. Only for ‘gadget hunters’ and professional teams like Working on Fire.

  • Fire resistant safety boots
  • Nomex or 100% cotton outer layer (thicker than 290g/m2)
  • Welding or firefighting gloves
  • Goggles (comply with NFPA 1971 or EN 166)
  • Firefighting helmet
  • Flash hood (Nomex balaclava)
  • Food & water for 6-12 hours

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