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Disaster Management Gets a Bakkie and Equipment to Bolster Services

FLTR: Adel Supra-Vertue (Manager: Fire, Rescue & Disaster Management, Marlu Rust (Western Cape Provincial Government – Fire, Rescue and Disaster Management) and Cllr. Johan Fourie (Chairperson: Community Services Portfolio)

Oudtshoorn, 02 September 2020The Disaster Management of the Greater Oudtshoorn has recently received a grant from the Western Cape Province Fire, Rescue and Disaster management in order to improve service delivery within the town.

The grant was a provincial initiative that the municipality received in the 2019/20 financial year. The grant allowed the Department to purchase equipment such as a 4×4 ‘bakkie’, Fire hoses, Aerial support radio’s, Road cones, and a Chain saw.

“The vehicle and equipment will be used by the Firefighters for effective use, improving service delivery within the Greater Oudtshoorn area,” said Adel Supra-Vertue Manager Fire, Rescue and Disaster Management.

Councillor Johan Fourie, the chairperson of the community services portfolio committee officially received the ‘bakkie’ and equipment from a representative of the Western Cape Provincial Fire, Rescue & Disaster Management, Marlu Rust. During the handover of the equipment, Councillor Fourie thanked the Western Cape Provincial Government for their assistance.