During the next few weeks leading up to the start of the fire season, we urge communities to be more vigilant and not to start unnecessary fires particularly during dry days.
People are also asked to remove unnecessary rubble on their properties which can pose a serious fire risk and houses next to grasslands need to ensure that there are sufficient fire breaks between their properties and the grasslands.
Residents should cut back overhanging tree branches close to their properties and also clean their gutters as leaves that end up in gutters can pose a fire risk.
People must also ensure that they have the contact details of their local fire authorities at hand should there be a fire emergency.
In case of an emergency please contact Overstrand Fire, Rescue & Disaster Management on 028 312 2400. Alternatively phone Overstrand Municipality's 24h control room 028 313 8000/8111.
- Be sure to save the number on your cellphone and to teach it to your children.
Danny Kat, the road safety mascot, in conversation with the Hawston Cadettes on #roadsafety and #fire awareness.