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VWS Open Day – 30 November 2013 Did You Know: VWS Season In Review Meet South Peninsula Station’s L5
 
VWS Open Day – 30 November 2013

VWS Open Day – 30 November 2013

We are very excited to announce the much awaited and now annually held 2013 VWS Open Day. This year is it taking place on Saturday, 30th November in the customary Newlands Fire Base! The VWS OPEN DAY at Newlands is a great fun-filled Family Day aimed at, not only, creating awareness, but also raising funds […]

Did You Know: VWS Season In Review

Did You Know: VWS Season In Review

Last year was a busy year for the VWS! They racked up the most Operational (fire) Hours and Stand By Hours for a single season. Here are some of the details, facts and figures that you might not have known about it. As is the case each year, there are a number of fires that […]

Meet South Peninsula Station’s L5

Meet South Peninsula Station’s L5

May we introduce L5, a feisty, battle-hardened fire-fighting skid unit? L5 is a double-cab turbo-diesel Land Rover fitted with a 600-litre water tank and pump. Deployed to assist the Volunteer Wildfire Services’ fledgling South Peninsula Station (SPS), L5 and its crews will provide an early-responder wildfire-fighting service to SANParks in Table Mountain National Parks’ (TMNP) […]

RESULTS – VWS Trail Challenge 2014

RESULTS – VWS Trail Challenge 2014

27 May 2014

The results you have all been waiting for! Full results Summary of winners in each category Very early on the morning of the 25th May, VWS members and friends descended on Deer Park to host the 9th annual VWS Trail Challenge. The promised torrential rain failed, thankfully, to materialise but in its place, eager and […]

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VWS Trail Challenge 2014

VWS Trail Challenge 2014

16 May 2014

Sunday 25 May 2014 Deer Park, Vredehoek, Cape Town CLICK HERE FOR ONLINE ENTRIES >> The Volunteer Wildfire Services Trail Challenge will be held on Sunday, 25 May 2014, in Deer Park, Vredehoek, Cape Town.

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Recruitment 2014 now open

Recruitment 2014 now open

27 February 2014

Watch our recruitment video HERE>> Recruitment for the 2014-15 fire season is now open. If you would like to join the Volunteer Wildfire Services as a member this year, please go to our Join the VWS page for more details. We need people to help with fundraising, admin, logistics, driving, control room and planning team […]

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Fire & Fynbos Awareness Day

Fire & Fynbos Awareness Day

03 February 2014

On the 27th April 2014 the Volunteer Wildfire Services Jonkershoek will be holding our annual Fire & Fynbos Awareness Day at the beautiful Lievland Wine Estate near Stellenbosch. See the full Schedule of Events HERE Awareness Day is an important fund raising event for the VWS with 100% of the proceeds assigned directly to VWS […]

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Ou Kaapse Weg / Silvermine Fire

Ou Kaapse Weg / Silvermine Fire

17 October 2013

On Friday the 4th October a reminder that Fire Season is not even round the corner anymore, but well and truly here (and a little earlier than expected), was the Fire Call in the afternoon, at 15h00. The weather was cool, but the wind was blowing hard and the previous week had been hot with […]

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Glencairn Heights Fire

Glencairn Heights Fire

29 August 2013

Believe it or not, fires happen all year round! Every year during winter there is at least one wildfire in Table Mountain National Park, and this year proved no exception, even with all the torrential rain we’ve had recently. At 20 minutes past midnight on the morning of Tuesday the 27th of August, a fire […]

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