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Community firefighters trained

SAFETY kits were handed to a group of residents in Zandspruit, who were trained in basic firefighting and first aid by Joburg's EMS.
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Stay safe this winter

THE provincial pre-winter safety campaign was launched in Joburg, at which schoolchildren learned about avoiding the dangers of fire.
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EMS starts disaster fund

CASH will be available to deal with any disaster that hits Joburg, including natural events and manmade emergencies, including fires and flooding.
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EMS trains Slovo Park residents

SAFE use of candles and paraffin was taught to people in the informal settlement. They also heard about what to do during floods.
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EMS chief keeps Joburg safe

THE head of the emergency management services has 14 years on the job, many in the field. His experience has informed his plans for the department.
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Quiet festive season for EMS

THERE were few incidents reported in Joburg over the festive season, says the EMS, which urges residents to continue playing it safe.
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City appoints head of EMS

THE new executive director, Tshepo Makola, has been acting director since the departure of former head Audrey Gule.
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Keeping safe during the holidays

THE City was out in force at Cresta Mall, offering advice on dealing with floods and fireworks, staying visible as pedestrians, and avoiding veld fires. Top tip: Don't drink and drive.
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Be wary, City warns

RESIDENTS have been warned to be vigilant over the festive season and to keep safe, particularly though the City’s Human Trafficking Travel Campaign.
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People learn about safety

THE City and the police were at Southgate Mall, teaching shoppers about safety. The campaign will also visit other shopping centres.
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Stay safe over the holidays

THE City is rolling out a series of campaigns in shopping malls to educate the public on ways to enjoy the Christmas break without mishap or tragedy.
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Jabulani Fire Station reopened

NEW ambulances, new equipment and a BeSafe centre marked the reopening of the upgraded Jabulani Fire Station in Soweto.
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Funeral for young fire victims

THREE young children who died when their shack caught fire will be buried at Avalon Cemetery. To prevent more deaths, the EMS has some safety tips.
 *Fire Act in the spotlight
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Fire Act in the spotlight

EMERGENCY and rescue services, including Joburg’s EMS, are reviewing the Fire Brigade Services Act, as it is outdated and no longer satisfies modern requirements.
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Fire safety taught at Alex homes

OLD age homes and homes for disabled people are being targeted in a winter safety campaign by emergency management services and disaster management.
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EMS 'must focus on work'

EMERGENCY management services staff must focus on their work, the portfolio head has advised, while stressing she has an open door policy for legitimate concerns.
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EMS staff recall student struggle

DRESSED in their old school uniforms to mark Youth Day, staff members at emergency management services remembered the sacrifices of others for freedom.
 *Doctors volunteer on Youth Day 
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Safety tips for winter

IN Joburg, winter is fire season as people use whatever they can to keep warm. But preventing fires is possible with a simple safety plan.
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EMS staff get protection

PARAMEDICS in the field will be protected from attack with a new communication device that uses GPS. They are also being trained in self-defence.
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Family learns flood lessons

BASIC disaster management lessons were learned at the coalface by a Soweto family. Now members are considering first aid classes given by emergency management services.
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