The main focus of this year’s Fire & Fynbos Awareness Day is the water crisis that is severely impacting our community. A challenge that is facing us all is to help protect the Boland Mountain Water Catchment areas that provide 60% of the Western Cape’s fresh water supply.
As volunteer firefighters, vws battle the wildfires that sweep through, and ravage those precious areas, and do that with great passion and dedication. Come meet our volunteers and other firefighting agencies – it promises to be a fun day out, with loads of activities for the whole family!
It’s non-stop entertainment for the children as they learn about fire, fire safety and firefighting. Fire Truck rides, Climbing and Abseiling, Pumps and Hoses, Snake Shows and interesting exhibitions are all part of the day.
A definite highlight will be the wildfire firefighting demonstrations – at 11:30 and 14:30 – showing what a VWS crew does best, as well as full aerial support from a Firefighting helicopter, and other firefighting agencies on the day.
Don’t leave hungry! Volunteers and Friends of VWS Jonkershoek will provide a bustling food court and a tea garden throughout the day.