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Cape Town welcomes new firefighters to the force

The City of Cape Town’s new batch of firefighters has graduated — just in time for the annual fire season.

It’s a tough job where you have to be at the top of your game all the time.

It’s been eight months of rigorous training for the young recruits — with everything from hazardous materials awareness to first aid training and learning to deal with different types of fires.

Graduate Ethan Vlotman said it was his childhood dream to make a difference in his community.

“Yes, there’s risk involved in this occupation but we got adequate training. I feel like I’m ready for whatever lies ahead.”

With the annual fire season looming, they have graduated in the nick of time.

Jermaine Carelse, Cape Town Fire and Rescue Services spokesperson, commented, the fire season is starting in December up until May.

“These 51 fire recruits passed out and have been deployed to the different fire stations throughout our area.”

In other news – Sphelele Mzimela joins Uzalo

Rising starlet Sphelele Mzimela took to social media to express her excitement about joining the cast of popular SABC 1 drama series Uzalo.

Sphelele Mzimela

She shot to prominence through her role as Kentucky on Mzansi Magic telenovela Isibiya, her career stems from a decade ago, while singing and dancing at age 10 in Durban where she grows up. continue reading

Source: eNCA

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