Fire is everybody’s fight. Help us prevent and control wildfires.
THE RIGHT EQUIPMENT
Have you got the right equipment in place? Here’s what you need.
This is required by all persons on or near a fire.
These are the minimum requirements for all farmers and their workers.
Overalls, safety wear or jeans: 100% cotton
Bottle of drinking water
At night: Torch
NO open shoes/plakkies
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
Hat (100% cotton) or hard hat (with chin strap)
Bandannas (mouth & nose cover)
Head torch (at night)
2 litres of drinking water
High energy snacks
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
HOW TO GET INVOLVED
Help us to prevent wildfires. Make a donation, and watch how your money helps to prevent and suppress wildfires in the Overberg.
HOW TO DONATE:
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