Meet Mario Arends, the Platoon Commander for the Overberg Fire & Rescue team, based in Bredasdorp.

Mario has been fighting fire and saving lives in the area for the past 19 years. So no one knows the dangers of wildfires better than him.

He also has some life-saving tips for locals living in the Overberg, as well as visitors to the area this fire season.

Get to know Mario here.