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06/04/2018

House fire in Montana Park

On 3 June 2018 at 13:43 SBBV volunteers were called upon to save a thatch roof house on fire with people trapped. We responded with Cowboy and Josh along with 8 volunteers. En route we established the people were trapped at the back of the property and not inside the burning structure.

City of Tshwane Fire Brigade was also activated and were soon on scene. We started combating the fire and prevented a second structure to burn. Within an hour the fire was brought under control and the fire brigade continued to manage the fire and monitoring it. At 13:00 today they were still on site managing the situation (a third shift since Sunday).

The co-operation between all emergency services on scene were amazing - the fire brigade ensured our one vehicle didn't run out of water while we provided 2 lines for them to use and complementing at least 2 other lines of the fire brigade.

Netcare 911 and Life Med Ambulance Services personnel assisted in moving equipment and checking on people ensuring there were no serious injuries.

Sinoville SAPS along with Sinoville CPF kept the initial scene secure.

Yesterday's emergency is a stellar example of how municipal, private and community emergency services can work together to prevent a tragedy. Everyone that contributed a little effort to the whole ensured someone else could focus on their task at hand to contain a fire and prevent a tragedy.

Thank you to City of Tshwane Fire Brigade, Netcare 911, Life Med Ambulance Services, Sinoville SAPS, Sinoville CPF, neighbors and our volunteers. Your calm and calculated approach to this emergency prevented an emotionally charged environment from erupting to something unnecessary.

We appreciated the refreshments from the community and the fire brigade.

We serve to save,
SBBV



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