CITY OF EKURHULENI TEAM PART OF SEARCH, RESCUE AND RECOVERY OPERATION IN KWA-ZULU NATAL
A four-man team from the City’s Disaster and Emergency Management Services (DEMS) forms part of the search and rescue operation in the disaster stricken Kwa-Zulu Natal.
From the urban search and rescue (USAR) section Station Manager Bafana Masilela, Shift Manager Pusetso Mosia, and firefighters Sithembiso Khoza and Ngwasheng Choene are trained in this specialised field to assist in natural or man-made catastrophes. Their training skills in swift water, confined space, wilderness, structural, trench and high angle rope rescues is being put into practise.
The City is no stranger to lending a helping hand in national and international disaster stricken areas involving earthquakes, tsunamis and floods. It is proud of its officials that form part of the team sent down to KZN by the Gauteng province.
The City’s emergency services is in the forefront when it comes to USAR specialisation. The course modules are acquired in the DEMS training academy based at the Leon Ferreira Fire Station in Boksburg.