The CIDs and CT Fire Rescue Service look to a safe 2010
After a blazing summer of devastating fires, with 4202 fire-related incidents reported between January and February alone, Cape Town has geared up its fire-fighting sector in preparation for the 2010 Soccer World Cup.
This summer Cape Town’s Fire & Rescue Services deployed a total of 810 fire-fighters, who worked long shifts under testing circumstances.
122 Additional fire-fighters have already been allocated to Green Point, Swartklip, Belville and Athlone areas according to Fire and Safety Officer, Michael Brand, and seven new fire engines have been ordered in preparation for 2010. “In total there will be around 800 staff allocated to 28 fire stations within the city’s jurisdiction” says Brand. “I’m very positive about 2010. I believe with the 2010 legacy in mind we can all work together to achieve great things.”
Says OK/GP CID CEO, Marc Truss: “On behalf of the Green Point and Oranje-Kloof City Improvement Districts I would firstly like to extend my grateful thanks to all the staff members who worked on the fire fighting front-line during these gruelling summer months. We commend them for their bravery, dedication and commitment.”
As an initiative spearheaded by both the public and private sector the CIDs have joined forces with the City Council, SAPS, and the Cape Town Fire Department as members of the Partners Forum, a joint initiative in gearing towards the 2010 Soccer World Cup.
Says Truss: “Our objective is to assist our partners and the public where and whenever possible. Team work and dedication is what is needed for the success of the 2010 Soccer World Cup, and with that in mind we can make the year ahead a safe success.”
Date Created: 2009-05-13