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MAN FOUND DEAD UNDER A CONCRETE SLAP

A building adjacent to the Palm Ridge Fire Station, collapsed on June 23,  claiming the life of a contractor. The team from the fire station promptly descended to the side to offer the needed emergency services. According to DEMS Spokesperson William Ntladi the deceased male was reported tapped under the structure that had collapsed. “On […]
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A CAR CRASHED INTO A GROUP OF CHILDREN

A learner driver driving a Toyota Corolla crashed into a group of children playing soccer, fatally wounding one(five years old) with two others sustaining critical injuries in Etwatwa on 27 June.  The City’s rescue and firefighting team from the Etwatwa Fire station responded to the incident which happened at a local soccer field. A spokesperson […]
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Multiple Shack Fires in Makausi Informal Settlement

A total of 13 shacks including one which is a double story were burned down at the  Makausi Informal Settlement in Germiston on 20 June. The City’s rescue and firefighting team from Primrose Fire Station, backed by those received from Bedfordview, Edenvale, Germiston, and Leon Ferreira Fire Stations responded to the scene. According to DEMS […]
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Call an Ambulance for Emergencies

In Gauteng, the demand for ambulance services is too high due to the rising coronavirus infections.   To avoid suffocating the ambulance service, it is important for community members to know that during this period only emergency life threatening services will be attended by ambulances. Most people do not understand when it is necessary to […]
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Multiple Shacks on Fire

Over 30 residents of Marathon Informal settlements in Primrose are lucky to be alive when their shacks were gutted down by fire on 6 June. A total of 13 shacks that shelters the resident were engulfed by flames burning their belongings. Fortunately, no one was injured during the fire breakout. The City’s rescue and firefighting […]
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Motor Vehicle Accident on M7

A sedan and a taxi pulling a trailer were involved in a gruesome crash on M7 road east bound next to Eden Park and Phola Park in Thokoza on 6 June. A firefighting team from the Thokoza Fire Station responded to a scene where a taxi pulling a trailer and a sedan were involved in […]
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A Man Died a Gruesome Death

A 46-year-old man died a gruesome death after his rented garage burned to ashes, on 31 May in Extension 28 Vosloorus. The City’s rescue and firefighting team from Hlahatsi, Zonkizizwe and Wadeville fire responded to the scene for intervention. According to DEMS Spokesperson William Ntladi, the roof of the garage had already collapsed and flames […]