NFPA podcast takes a look at what it's like to work on wildfire issues in South Africa

Blog Post created by lisamariesinatra Employee on Mar 31, 2016


In one of our recent podcasts, Jesse Roman, staff writer for NFPA Journal talks with Val Charlton of Kishugu in South Africa, who visited NFPA in December. (NFPA also visited South Africa in February. Read Lucian Deaton's blog for an in-depth look at his visit).

Kishugu is a private organization that runs and manages Working with Fire, a South African government program that recruits disadvantaged South Africans, and after extensive training, hires them as wildland firefighters. Join Jesse and Val as they discuss the fire regime in South Africa, and how the Working with Fire program is addressing the local issue and the larger, global issue of wildfire.

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