SUPPORT the #firefighters battling the Overberg Fires
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
Skid Units (Bakkie Sakkies)
When buying or building up a skid unit, we strongly advise that you work according to the following specifications:
The tank capacity should be a minimum of 500 litres
Use either a single or twin-stage centrifugal pump
Have at least 2 x lengths of 25mm canvas lay-flat hoses
(Optional) Have a hose reel with at least 30 metres of dragline
Use Geka couplings on all your hoses
Have an additional 40mm inlet to the pump, with a 40mm male camlock fitting
Have a 3 – 5 metre long 40mm suction hose with a strainer/filter on one end and a female camlock on the other (this will allow you to connect to the pump inlet and fill your skid unit from a dam).
SUPPORT #FIREFIGHTERS BATTLING
THE OVERBERG FIRES.
All funds raised will SUPPORT fire-fighters battling the overwhelming Overberg fires. ALL monies raised will be: – used for making the fire lines more bearable, including; – cellphone airtime to talk to their families at home; – foodstuff like ice to keep their drinks cold, that warm meal to supplement their ration packs, and any other essentials. goFPA is a registered PBO.
You can get involved by providing goods to energise our fire-fighters. Here’s a list of non-perishable items you can drop off – that help sustain our fire-fighters working hard to protect our homes and nature
Donations are made through the secure PayFast system.