Working on Fire National recently held a team awareness competition with the aim of educating various audiences on the dangers of fire in the home environment. The message that needed to be conveyed either through poetry, music or a drama. The team could choose to convey this in any of the South African official languages. Teams would firstly enter the provincial level and the top three teams from each province would then go through to the national level. This competition allowed for fire fighters to showcase their various talents and to provide fire awareness edutainment.
The Wakkerstroom team elected to do a drama. The script and filming of this drama was all done by the team and filmed on site at the BirdLife South Africa Wakkerstroom Centre. A superb clip was submitted and was placed first in the provincial level. Going through to Nationals was extremely exciting and the team waited with baited breathe for the results from the national level. News was soon received that the Wakkerstroom Base had be placed first! The team was recently awarded the National Champions Trophy.