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Volunteer as a reservist firefighter<h2 class="sectHeading">Become a reservist firefighter</h2><p>The Chief Fire Officer will station volunteers at any of the City’s 30 <a href="http://www.capetown.gov.za/Family%20and%20home/See-all-City-facilities/Our-service-facilities/Fire%20stations">fire stations</a>, taking into account the need to report to the station within a reasonable amount of time. There are four different categories of reservists to carry out a range of functions. </p><p>These categories are: </p><ul><li>responding to alarms and assisting in the suppression of fire including rescue, entry, ventilating, and salvage work;</li><li>performing clean-up and overhaul after an emergency;</li><li>making checks and doing maintenance to ready equipment for service; and</li><li>responding to medical incidents, amongst a range of various functions.</li></ul><h2 class="sectHeading">​​​​​​​​​​Requirements</h2><p>To qualify, you must be a South African citizen, a resident within the City of Cape Town jurisdiction, between the age of 16 and 60, and without a criminal record. For detailed information on requirements, you can contact the <a href="http://www.capetown.gov.za/Departments/Fire%20and%20Rescue%20Service%20Department">Fire and Rescue Service Department</a>. <br><br>Members will be expected to work a minimum of 160 hours per year. No reservist will be permitted to work more than 40 hours in any seven-day week. The department provides as much flexibility as possible, offering a choice of four six-hour shifts in each 24-hour period.</p><h2 class="sectHeading">​​​​​​​​​​Contact us ​​​​​​​</h2><h4>Gert Cilliers</h4> <p> <em>Telephone:</em><br><em><a>021 444 0392</a></em><br><br><em>Email: </em> <br> <em> </em> <a href="mailto:gert.cilliers@capetown.gov.za"> <em>gert.cilliers@capetown.gov.za</em></a></p>GP0|#6f49a589-68ef-4e2b-a30a-ef3140d2a936;L0|#06f49a589-68ef-4e2b-a30a-ef3140d2a936|Volunteer;GTSet|#a7cfb90d-44ad-4426-98ce-565f79932396;GPP|#7ecc61e7-9305-4d43-8bf7-f7c4dc6a5334Train to become a reservist firefighter.

 

 

 

 

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