September 24, 2021

Damning report lifts lid on severely understaffed eThekwini firefighting department

Durban – THE city’s firefighting unit is experiencing a shortage of staff, raising fears the unit could be ill-prepared to deal with disasters and emergencies similar to the violent uprising that shocked KwaZulu-Natal in July.

The overtime situation in the city’s firefighting unit is so bad unit firefighters are forced to continuously work overtime to avoid the closure of some of its fire stations.

A report tabled before members of the ex…

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