For the past few months the FFA Working on Fire helicopterwof chopper used for more than fighting fires stationed in Bredasdorp has also been used for search and rescue operations. These exercises and operations were conducted together with the Overberg District Municipality Fire & Rescue and the National Sea Rescue Institute Station30 in Struisbaai. Certified to fly over the ocean and fitted with a winch, the chopper has assisted with three rescues this season so far including that of a teenage boy who got caught in a rip-current off Struisbaai beach. The chopper also provided safety during the Struisbaai leg of the Trans-Agulhas Challenge.