On Monday 9 Jan 2017, a fire started on the Langeberg Mountains on the Ashton side. It flared up again last night. Thank you, Olin, Kiewietz for taking me up to where the fire was. There is a short description next to each photo explaining what I saw, & learnt last night. Teams on site: Langeberg Municipality Fire Department: Cape Winelands fire station (Robertson) : Independent contractors from Cape Winelands District Municipality. The primary focus of Langeberg Municipality is house and industrial fires and Cape Winelands focus on Veld fires. I was there last night from 6-9pm trying to capture images that can convey the seriousness and danger that fires pose to all the communities living in the Langeberg. Thank you to all the teams and the community in coming together and preventing a disaster, without them, we could be in the same situation as Somerset west and Paarl. Please note this is my version of what happened, & what I saw & experienced. Please take the time to read the captions and see the full story. I will be posting more information and links on fire awareness in the near future.
A great site for more information on FIRE PREPAREDNESS is: http://winelandsfpa.co.za/information-resources/
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I hope that the very first story of the ‘CEASE” initiative makes a difference to someone, whether it inspires you to go do a fire course, gets you to read up more about the dangers of fire, or makes you realize that volunteering some of your time to help these men and woman is very rewarding. Blessings, Laresa
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The aim of the CEASE Initiative, is to collaborate with people, businesses & organizations, to expose real life situations, heroes, issues & relevant topics, allowing the viewer to gain a greater insight, understanding & perspective of the world around us. By telling stories with images, we hope that people gain knowledge, allowing them to work on solutions, & become enlightened. In turn, allowing us to create more peace, revere our planet, & take care of its majestic beauty, nature, animals, plants & inhabitants.