Working on Fire’s firefighters recently took part in the infusion of pink dye and compound chemical into rhino horns in Dinokeng game reserve in Hammanskraal north of Pretoria to preserve heritage. This was anti- rhino poaching initiative by the reserve.
Working on Fire is known for dealing with veld and forest fires in the country, yet its firefighters went extra miles to protect rhinos.
‘’As firefighters we are also eager to conserve our natural resources and wildlife in general‘’ said Tumelo Madumo one of firefighters who took part in the infusion process.
‘’Chemical compound that can be harmful to humans if ingested, but as a firefighter who cares for wild life it was worth doing it’’ he said.
He further said that firefighters of Ditholo team base does preparation for fire breaks and block burns in this reserve to safe the wildlife every year.
‘’We assist with fuel reduction out of the fire season by slashing grass along the road of the reserve to prevent possible fires that may pose a serious threat to fauna and flora in the reserve. The wildlife is our heritage, we therefore need to preserve it’’ said enthusiastic Tumelo.
‘’A reserve is also close to our village and it benefits the residents of this village in different ways. We are committed to care for rhinos for the future generations’’ he quipped. More....