This project aims to design and test a nationally suitable, generic awareness campaign that will address the Wildland-Urban Interface (WUI) risk, help people to identify risk exposures to fire and also teach them how to manage these risks.

LANDWORKS™ has been appointed by the South African Insurance Association to conduct a “pilot” awareness project in five communities to alert and sensitise people to the risk that wildfire poses to their lives, their communities and their properties, and to empower them to help reduce that risk.

This project aims to design and test a nationally suitable, generic awareness campaign that will address the Wildland-Urban Interface (WUI) risk, help people to identify risk exposures to fire and also teach them how to manage these risks

The project is currently being implemented by means of a series of strategic public “information sharing” meetings and a one-day training course, facilitated by senior members of the LANDWORKS™ team – who are experienced in the successful implementation of effective fire prevention methodologies and community engagement initiatives.

The campaign will share knowledge about the prevention of unwanted fire and demonstrate to communities in these five vulnerable areas how to identify risk and reduce risks, thereby minimising the possibility of fire from harming them, their families and destroying their property. It will also touch on how people can reduce financial risk by incorporating aspects of consumer financial education into the campaign.

The success of the campaign in the pilot project areas of Swellendam, Knysna, Kranskop, (Western Cape), Richmond (KZN) and Matatiele (Eastern Cape) will be measured by the communities’ being able to demonstrate that they are:

– more aware of the risk of unwanted fire

– feeling empowered to reduce the risk they face from unwanted fire

– aware as a community that they can work together to prevent losses from unwanted fire

FIRE RISK REDUCTION

FREE TO THE PUBLIC Fire Risk Reduction for your home Talk & Presentation information sharing session on Friday, 3 August 2018 at Matatiele, Eastern Cape   Our trainers will be providing life-saving information in this talk and presentation session that will help you...

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Wildfire risk to your home and your community

We would like to invite you to a FREE information sharing session at 18:00 on Thursday, 12 July 2018 at the hall at the Swellendam showgrounds   LANDWORKS™has been appointed to run a public awareness campaign in your area, which has been identified as ‘at risk’ from...

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“Fire is everyone’s fight”

As the world heats up, we can expect more unwanted wildfires warn the experts.   The world is getting hotter and drier and there are more wildfires than there have ever been. All over the world, from Portugal to California, Mexico, Australia, Indonesia and South...

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